English care home closures are leaving vulnerable people at risk, says watchdog

English care home closures are leaving vulnerable people at risk, says watchdog
 

The quality and safety of social care services received by elderly and disabled people in England are in danger, as care homes close and providers pull out because they can no longer make enough money, the care watchdog has warned.
In a bleak assessment of the future of vital services that support millions of people, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) voiced alarm that the care sector as a whole is “at risk”.
Providers are in trouble because their costs have increased by up to 30% in the past year while their profit margins have fallen by more than 40%, it warned. It pinpoints the national... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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