CSCI report points to money pressures

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The English Community Care Association (ECCA), has welcomed the Commission for Social Care Inspection’s (CSCI) State of Social Care report published in December. The State of Social Care report is the first of its nature, giving a comprehensive overview of social care in England encompassing public and independent sectors, and ECCA chief executive Martin Green said there were many positive messages about improving services that ECCA welcomed. However, the report made clear the underlying cracks in the system, in particular the chronic problems in workforce recruitment and retention and the difficulty for people in accessing services due to high care thresholds. “The CSCI emphasises that both of these issues indicate financial pressures,” said Mr Green. “In essence, people will only receive the quality services that they deserve with adequate funding and strong evidence based commissioning. “Independent providers want to provide the best quality care possible and we believe the CSCI’s report will help ensure t

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