Commenting on the news that the Four Seasons care home group is expected to call in administrators, George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age, said:
“Today’s announcement is a symptom of a neglected and broken social care system that government has refused to address. This is turning upside down the lives of thousands of the most vulnerable people in society. While private providers can walk away, it is families and local authorities who are left to pick up the pieces, causing worry and anxiety about meeting the care needs of older people.
“We call on the government to take urgent action to ensure vital care and support is continued so no older person is left high and dry. We can’t escape the fact that the two years that government have dithered and delayed over social care reform means that older people are every day bearing the brunt of government inaction.”