Care England welcomes regulator’s call for a strategic plan
October 15, 2019
Provider representative body Care England has welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s State of Healthcare and Adult Social Care in England report published this morning.
Care England chief executive Professor Martin Green said the report identified workforce and inadequate funding as major concerns and echoed the sector’s call for a long term strategic plan for adult social care.
“The regulator recognises providers that have seized the initiative and attempted to work in different ways to head off the impending crisis and asks that Parliament, local authorities and commissioners support them,” said Prof. Green.
“Moreover, the report only accentuates the fact that the Government cannot side-line social care reform for any longer. The risks of further inaction are too grave.”
State of Care outlines the challenges faced by the social care sector; namely funding and workforce but also shows how quality is more uniform and on an upward trend. The CQC is quite strident in its assessments and call for a long term strategy for adult social care, saying the fragility of the sector is of grave concern, highlighting the plight of learning disabilities services and winter pressures.