Response to Competition and Markets Authority report
By: Age UK
Published on 30 November 2017 11:26 AM
Age UK's response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) report on residential care homes sector.
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said:
'This devastating report from the nation's market experts means we now have it on the highest authority that the care home market, a sector that many hundreds of thousands of older people depend on, is broken and living on borrowed time.
'The report also substantiates what Age UK has been hearing from concerned members of the public: namely that the business practices of some, but not all, care home operators are unfair & exploitative of older people and their families at an incredibly vulnerable time of their lives.
'We welcome the CMA's commitment to helping to improve care homes' business practices, including through enforcement action if necessary, but the real challenge is to Government to heed the warning in the report and act fast to support the sustainability of care homes - before it's too late.'