Brake Backs Motion to Re-evaluate Home Care Funding

February 5, 2004 12:00 AM

Tom Brake is backing local social housing provider Threshold's call for an independent inquiry into the financing of the residential care sector.

Mr Brake said,

''Under funding of the independent care sector in England is a huge problem. Cost cutting has resulted in the loss of over a thousand care home beds each month and has made it difficult to acquire qualified staff due to low pay rates. This is why I am backing Threshold's call for an inquiry.''

Threshold is striving to successfully implement all the new environmental and care standards, but the costs are proving challenging.

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