The care collapse: the imminent crisis in residential care and its impact on the NHS

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Crawford, Emily; Read, Claire
Publisher
ResPublica
Date of publication
11 November 2015
Subject(s)
Health Services, Social Policy, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This interim report charts the challenges faced by the residential care sector and begins to scope some of the potential responses.

Policy, commissioning and provider options will be examined in detail in the forthcoming full report, setting out a way forward for kind, compassionate and respectful care.

Key points:

  • Residential care at the cliff edge.
  • National Living Wage commitment.
  • An ageing population.

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