CQC raises concerns over viability of care home provider Allied Healthcare – Alzheimer’s Society comment

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6th November 2018

Following an announcement today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that Allied Healthcare have not be able to confirm funding after the 30th November 2018, Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society has released the following statement.

It’s deeply concerning for people with dementia across the country that the CQC has announced concerns over the viability of Allied Healthcare. There couldn’t be a starker illustration of how close the social care system is to collapse after decades of underfunding. It is paramount that steps are put in place so that the people living with dementia affected, and their families, are supported during this very distressing time.

The care market is failing. We can’t keep burying our heads in the sand. Our research shows there’ll be a short fall of 30,000 care home places for people with dementia by 2021 – leaving thousands of vulnerable people left in the lurch, at risk of getting no care at all.

One million of us are set to have dementia by 2021. What we need now is a firm commitment from the Government in the upcoming social care green paper, that they will invest sufficiently to create a health and social care system that works for everyone with this devastating condition.