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New care briefing highlights risks of market instability

A new briefing, The State of the Social Care and Support Provision in England, highlights the implications for Government of continued market instability.

Published by the Care Provider Alliance, the briefing highlights issues such as:

  • Rising cost of living
  • Lack of funding to Local Authorities to adequately raise fee rates for social care
  • Impact of financial pressures and uncertainty
  • Unmet need is unacceptably high and rising.

Ministers are warned that provider failure impacts significantly on the NHS and local authorities who will be unable to commission care and the people who will be unable to receive it.

Past CPA chair Professor Martin Green said: “We require a 1948 moment for adult social care to establish a long-term and sustainable future that will be to the benefit of all citizens and the economy. The health of the UK economy cannot be separated from the health of the social care sector, the two are fundamentally linked.”

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