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.
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Thousands of overseas care workers could be forced out of the country due to a government crackdown on immigration, the English Community Care Association has warned.
A charity has warned care funding is not enough to cope with an ageing society as BBC-commissioned research suggests half of residents in some areas will be aged 50 plus by 2029.
Minister of State for Care Services Paul Burstow announced that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will no longer conduct an annual performance assessment of councils commissioning of adult social care.
Adult care providers in England face a £3.3m hike in annual regulatory fees next year under proposals launched for consultation today by the Care Quality Commission.
Whatever its faults as a regulator,Ofsted does recognize that childrens homes need inspecting twice a year. By what twisted logic and lack of principled direction does CQC believe that care homes for adults do not need inspecting at all? asks John Burton, Head of the ACM