In light of the care home chain Four Seasons going into administration , CHPI Director David Rowland looks at the failure of the regime designed to prevent such situations, as well as the cause of the collapse.Read More
For the past two decades the vast majority of social care services paid for by the state in England (care homes, home care and other support services) have been provided by the private sector. As a result there is a substantial evidence base of the effects of the marketisation of social care services on the quality of care which is provided to older people and other people with disabilities. The way in which the market in social care services has developed provides important lessons for the new markets which will be created in the NHS.
This report identifies where each pound that goes into the care home industry ends up by using a forensic study of the accounts of over 830 adult care home companies. If finds significant levels of leakage of money from front-line care, including to profit, rental bills and debt repayments.Read More
CHPI talks about a missed opportunity by the Government to tackle fraud in the Care Bill.Read More
This report describes the role that privatisation has played in the decline of the provision and quality of adult social care. It outlines a number of reforms which could help reverse the decline in the sector.Read More
CHPI talks about the shortcomings in the Care Bill’s approach to the risk of market failureRead More
This report looks at how the market in social care services in England provides the best available example for policy makers of what happens to the quality of care and the terms and conditions of the care workforce when competitive pressures are used to bring about a reduction in the cost of care to the taxpayer.Read More
This briefing outlines concerns around the Care Bill during its passage through Parliament.Read More