A House of Commons Briefing Paper has been published on the state of the care home market in England. The paper includes an examination of the market structure, issues and challenges facing the sector, the outcome of the Spending Review, including the 2% Council Tax rule and Better Care Fund, and the role of local authorities and the Care Quality Commission in regulating and shaping the market.
The report is an up-to-date analysis of the sector, including the market structure, current issues facings it, the Spending Review and provisional local authority funding settlement, and the role of local authorities and the Care Quality Commission in the market. It covers key issues facing the sector: the introduction of the National Living Wage and recent falls in local authority funding for state-funded residents. However, it does not provide conclusions on how to tackle the situation.
The full report can be found here