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Concerns are growing over the UK social care system’s inability to cope with an ageing population and pressures on budgets [Image: Matt Cardy/Getty Images].

Concerns are growing over the UK social care system’s inability to cope with an ageing population and pressures on budgets [Image: Matt Cardy/Getty Images].

The problem with this article – and any others that discuss rocketing costs – is that it doesn’t say what those costs are, and it doesn’t say why they have risen.

Is it the cost of maintaining care homes? Utility costs? Medicine/medical help? It can’t be the cost of staff, can it? We’re always being told their wages are at the minimum.

Is it greed on the part of the provider companies and their shareholders?

Is it a cut in funding, ordered by the Conservative Government?

The last seems most likely.

If so, then isn’t it time the Tories were taken to task for failing those who need the best care possible – and are getting the worst?

The cost of social care rocketed over the last year, even as the proportion of services ranked good or outstanding fell, according to a new analysis.

Social care services directory TrustedCare.co.uk found that the price of a week in a care home jumped by almost a quarter over the last year, from an average of £557.86 a week to £686.32, while the cost of a nursing home rose more than a third from £692.17 per week to £924.82. The price per hour of care visits also rose, from £15.01 to £17.02.

The analysis was based on data from providers registered on TrustedCare, as well as calls made by its researchers to more than 100 services in each English county over the last four months.

Source: Cost of social care has rocketed over last year, analysis shows | Society | The Guardian

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