The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017 presents findings from the Care Quality Commission’s comprehensive programme of adult social care inspections.
The CQC has published its The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017 report, which is the first time that such focused analysis on a national scale has been possible following the formal introduction of the CQC’s new regulatory regime for adult social care in 2014.
The report found that more than three-quarters of adult social care services were currently rated as ‘good’ (77%) and 2% were currently rated as ‘outstanding’.
However, there was considerable variation with nearly a fifth (19%) of services being rated as ‘requires improvement’ and 2% as ‘inadequate’ on ensuring residents are safe.
Age UK says these figures reveal a ‘Russian roulette’ for care and has urged the Government to make a much greater investment into care services.
The full report can be downloaded here
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