Category Archives: Social care
Cuts are putting care under “stress and strain” and carers’ efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England has said.
Andrea Sutcliffe told the Observer many carers ended up being “the sort of care worker you wouldn’t want them to be”.
There were 30,000 allegations of abuse of people using social care services in the first six months of this year, according to the newspaper.
Adult social care firms are struggling to hire, retain and train staff as a result of cuts to council budgets, a survey of senior officials suggests.
Councils in England are facing a £1.1bn shortfall this year, on top of “almost unendurable” cuts since 2010, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has warned.
Freezing care provider fees to save money was no long sustainable, it said.