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The funding crisis in the social care sector has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of private care providers entering insolvency, a new study reveals.
Independent providers of social care have criticised local authorities for what they describe as ‘paltry fee offers’.
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread due to staff ‘burnout’.
Council leaders have warned the choice of care homes will get worse as charity reveals quality of homes in one in five local authority areas dropped last year.
Local authorities have a duty to provide clear information on the care system, council chiefs say as research reveals care homes are withholding contracts and not explaining terms to customers.
Three new projects to help care leavers into education, employment or training has been launched by the Government.
Birmingham City Council has denied accusations they will move residents receiving social care services should their provider not complete the tender process.
Two-thirds of MPs in England believe there is a lack of high-quality care homes for their older constituents to choose from, a new survey has revealed.
Half of England’s large care home providers have at least one in four failing homes in their network, according to a consumer watchdog.
Five London boroughs have jointly commissioned a new programme to help vulnerable young people stay out of care.