CQC warn elderly are at risk due to services closing down

CQC warn elderly are at risk due to services closing down

CQC have warned that one of the country’s largest home care providers could stop operating at the end of the month. The CQC has written to 84 local authorities telling them that as many as 9,300 elderly people are at risk of losing their home care services after 30 November.

The CQC’s Chief Inspector of adult social care, Andrea Sutcliffe, has said that the regulator has not received “adequate assurance” that the company  “has, or will have, the ongoing funding or new investment necessary to ensure the business can operate beyond”.

Simon Bottery, a senior fellow at the King’s Fund, has said that these problems:

“are a symptom of the huge pressures facing a social care system which is at breaking point after years of underfunding.”

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