The government has to find a solution to the crisis facing the care system, according to the leader of Staffordshire County Council.
The local authority's planning a 3.95% council tax rise from April and includes spending an extra £8.1m trying to keep children out of care in its proposed budget.
The council's leader Philip Atkins said 65% of its budget, more than £320m in 2020-21, will pay for care and said the government had ignored the issue.
"They've been so wrapped up in Brexit over the last three years, they haven't really addressed this problem, it's been kicked down the road like a tin can but it's something that we do have to address," he said.
After the December general election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised cross-party talks within 100 days on the care crisis.
Ministers have also said they recognise the pressure councils are facing and next year's settlement includes a £1bn grant for adults and children's social care.