London care provision enquiry applauded

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

The English Community Care Association (ECCA) has welcomed the King¹s Fund enquiry into care services in London. ECCA chief executive Joe Campbell said care homes were in great demand in London, but the demand was often not met. “It is essential that care homes throughout London and indeed England, receive adequate funding in order to continue to play a vital role in the choice and provision of care for individuals,” Mr Campbell said. “Independent sector provision is essential for Londoners and needs to be actively encouraged, both by appropriate funding and government initiatives. “Expectations of the level of service and environment are getting higher and there needs to be a system for fee reviews to reflect changes in dependency and increases to the cost base.”

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