Social care chief savages failing system for elderly
The chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a damning judgment on standards in England, warning that a broken system is turning good people into bad carers.
Huge cuts in funding in recent years, and a lack of political leadership in dealing with the realities of an ageing population, have left the social care sector under “stress and strain”, with demoralised carers working long hours in difficult conditions for poor pay, Andrea Sutcliffe told the Observer. Her warning comes as figures reveal that regulators are receiving more than 150 allegations of abuse of the frail and elderly every day.
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