Today’s press reports suggest that social care is in crisis. This because up to four in ten homes fail CQC inspections.

Of 5,361 reports published this year, 38 per cent received the worst two ratings. Just 86 homes were outstanding. Another 262 were rated inadequate – leaving 9,000 residents with no guarantee of being protected from harm.

Inspectors found elderly who were left filthy and starving. Others were locked in their bedrooms with no natural light. Police investigated a home where an elderly resident allegedly choked to death and another where a resident was left alone while having a seizure.

Responding to the findings, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said last night: 'Any instance of care falling short is one too many. We expect significant improvements where care is below expectations.'

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Source: The Mail