Specialist care feels local government squeeze

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

Independent sector providers of mental health and other specialist care services, which had expanded rapidly on the wave of health and care spending during the middle years of the Labour administration, are now facing tougher times as central government has reined in public expenditure growth, according to Laing & Buisson’s latest market report.

The sector which appears to be in the deepest trouble is independent children’s homes, where local authorities have started to take back in-house some of the services previously outsourced to the ind

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