Research shows one in three councils have seen a decline in CQC ratings in care homes

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Research undertaken by the Independent Age has shown care homes ratings have worsened. Over a third of local authorities have seen a decline in CQC ratings in care homes. The report figures were taken from January 2018-19 and in 16 local authority areas, 30-40 per cent of care homes attracted ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Inadequate’ ratings.

At the lead was Manchester, with 44 per cent of care homes rated as ‘Inadequate’ or ‘Requires Improvement’.

George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age, has said:

“The Government continues to stand by and do nothing to address the quality of care suffered by older people. Care homes are failing to deliver even the bare minimum”.

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