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LGA responds to Care Quality Commission Report on Adult Social Care

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board Cllr Izzi Seccombe responds to the responds to Care Quality Commission Report on Adult Social Care.

"Councils aspire to ensure people receive safe and high quality care, and it is encouraging that the majority of care provided for adults is rated ‘good' or ‘outstanding', particularly given the scale of funding pressures facing the sector.

"Councils will continue to work with the NHS and providers to ensure that the care provided locally can meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in their communities.

"The scale of underfunding means that social care is already at crisis point and the CQC is right to highlight this.

"There is a real danger that more providers either pull out of the publicly-funded care market, or go bust, placing vulnerable people at risk.

"Councils, care providers, charities and the NHS are all united around the need for central government to fully fund pressures facing the provider market and the longer term funding gap for local authorities to pay for social care.

"Properly funding social care is essential if we are to move away from just trying to meet people's basic needs to ensuring they and their carers can live independent, fulfilling lives in safety and in control of their care, as well as alleviating the pressure on the NHS."

View report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/state-of-care


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