Commenting on the Care Quality Commission ‘State of Care 2016-17’ report, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity, said:

“While the report rightly acknowledges improvements made in some areas, others have seen a deterioration of care services, which is likely to lead to more unmet care needs among older people, and families facing an unenviable choice of poor quality services.  It’s also worrying that the number of nursing home beds is shrinking. The Green Paper promised at the Budget in March has yet to materialise but the clock is ticking and as yet the Government seems no closer to producing a long-term solution for social care fit for purpose for our ageing population."

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