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This problem is not going to be solved by taxing a few people a lot more

In a national report published recently, CQC presented the findings from their comprehensive programme of adult social care inspections

This is the first time such focused analysis on a national scale has been possible, following the introduction of their new regulatory regime for adult social care in October 2014.

Since then, we've carried out more than 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 different services. These include residential homes, nursing homes, care in people’s own homes, Shared Lives schemes and Supported Living Services.  These are vital services for thousands of people, young & old, who may be living with a physical disability, learning disability, autism, dementia and/or mental health conditions.

The report finds that while the majority of adult social care services are of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are receiving care in care homes and in their own home that is not good enough.
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CQC:  The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017 report published

Shared lives schemes - Care & support guide - NHS Choices

Supported living services - Care & support guide - NHS Choices

Findings from CQC’s initial programme of comprehensive inspections in adult social

CQC:  Most services meet the ‘Mum Test’ but there is still too much poor care

CQC & the National Federation of Women's Institutes working together to help carers

LGA responds to CQC report on adult social care

NO:  Ombudsman supports CQC report

CQC to conduct 12 local system reviews of health & social care

DH:  Reducing delays for people moving from hospital to social care

NAO:  Investigation into NHS continuing healthcare funding

NHS England:  Principia vanguard reduces A&E attendances by 29% for care home residents

NICE:  NHS needs more advanced paramedics to ease A & E pressure

With medical staff costs continually rising, we need other alternatives

If NHS needs +£8bn, what do LA’s need for social care?

Some Councils seem to have forgotten their ‘Duty of Care’

Not all ‘incarceration’ is the result of criminal acts

Is the answer to raise taxes on everyone during their working life?

The problem is getting worse by the day

No excuse for not maintaining their dignity

Is joined-up care really about to happen?

We have ‘known’ about the problem for decades, but little ever seems to be achieved

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