A new way of checking up on care homes for the elderly in England will put vulnerable residents at greater risk, says a union representing inspectors.
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The average size of a care home is growing despite larger homes offering lower quality care, figures from the Care Quality Commission reveal.
Up to 40,000 older people living in care in England are at risk of social isolation according to national charity The Relatives & Residents Association (R&RA).
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services is seeking an urgent meeting with government over its claim that councils have no excuse to cut adult care services over the coming years.
Administrators running a north Wales care homes group say they expect to advertise the business for sale within a month.The Southern Care Group, which runs nine homes in Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham, went into administration two weeks ago.
Care groups are warning the government risks failing to deliver on a pledge to reform the funding system for the long-term care of elderly people in England.