Solid sector backing for English Care

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

|By Geoff Hodgson| English Care, the body formed earlier this year to campaign for a fair economic fee structure, has gathered more clout by winning the public support of not only the Independent Healthcare Association (IHA), but also the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) and Association for Residential Care (ARC). The national executive of English Care met in London in July to consider the findings of the Laing & Buisson report which predicted further care home closures. Afterwards English Care chief executive Joe Campbell said indifference by successive Governments to the plight of elderly people requiring care was the root cause of the crisis. “National politicians have continually refused to ring-fence budgets allocated for care and allowed local authorities to systematically siphon-off the money for pet political projects,” Mr Campbell said. “The 1,100 care beds being lost each month in the UK will greatly increase in number as the chronic under-funding of elderly people in care bites even deepe

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