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Post by Irn Bru on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:35 pm

'Lack of money' prompts care firms to end council contracts

Care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils, saying they cannot deliver services for the amount they are being paid, a BBC Panorama investigation has found.

Some firms said they could not recruit or retain the staff they needed.

The Local Government Association said it was the result of "historic under-funding" and an ageing population.

The government declined an interview but said English councils had received £9.25bn for social care.

The figure for the number of cancelled contracts comes from a Freedom of Information request, which was responded to by 197 of 212 UK councils.

According to the research, carried out for Panorama by Opus Restructuring and Company Watch, 69 home care companies have closed in the last three months and one in four of the UK's 2,500 home care companies is at risk of insolvency.

Councillor Izzi Seccombe from the Local Government Association - which represents councils across England and Wales - said: "We have warned that the combination of the historic under-funding of adult social care, and the significant pressures of an ageing population and the national living wage, are pushing the care provider market to the brink of collapse.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39321579

Hasn't our ToryGovernment done a woderful job.
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Post by Jobless Oddball on Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:48 pm

Irn Bru wrote:'Lack of money' prompts care firms to end council contracts

Care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils, saying they cannot deliver services for the amount they are being paid, a BBC Panorama investigation has found.

Some firms said they could not recruit or retain the staff they needed.

The Local Government Association said it was the result of "historic under-funding" and an ageing population.

The government declined an interview but said English councils had received £9.25bn for social care.

The figure for the number of cancelled contracts comes from a Freedom of Information request, which was responded to by 197 of 212 UK councils.

According to the research, carried out for Panorama by Opus Restructuring and Company Watch, 69 home care companies have closed in the last three months and one in four of the UK's 2,500 home care companies is at risk of insolvency.

Councillor Izzi Seccombe from the Local Government Association - which represents councils across England and Wales - said: "We have warned that the combination of the historic under-funding of adult social care, and the significant pressures of an ageing population and the national living wage, are pushing the care provider market to the brink of collapse.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39321579

Hasn't our ToryGovernment done a woderful job.

It isn't entirely the Tories fault................look closer to home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Sassy on Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:16 pm

Would you like to enlighten me as what is 'closer to home'? And how on earth is it not the Tories fault when they are the ones in charge of the situation and they are they ones who have reduced and reduced and reduced the money availablle for social care.
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