This article reflects the front line perspective from Directors of Adult  Social Care. Progress appears to be relatively glacial as funding and organisational silos take considerable time to break down. There is a real challenge as to whether or not the new government has the courage to address the fact that at the moment, wealth locked up in property is not used to fund care costs, instead younger tax payers with dismal housing and pensions prospects are funding care for people who had free university tuition, generous pension and welfare benefits (relative to now) and of course the triple lock which during the last 7 years of the austerity programme has gone from a spend of £80 billion to £110 billion.  Given public sector austerity seems set to continue- the position is clearly not sustainable and the new Government needs to tackle this issue now.