Care services 'could be undermined by financial pressures'

Care services 'could be undermined by financial pressures'

Data gathered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) showed the number of care homes has fallen dramatically as providers struggle with rising costs, including the introduction of the living wage, and the tightening of local council budgets, according to reports.
The regulator is said to be set to raise its concerns with the Government that needy, vulnerable older and disabled people could be left with nowhere to go if the problem goes unchecked as the population ages.
In its annual assessment of care in England, the CQC will also warn ministers of the impact that deteriorating social care... read more

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