Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California

The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes, where nearly 175,000 people have died of COVID-19 — a third of all deaths in the country. Even before the pandemic, advocates pointed to dangerous conditions in U.S. nursing homes, including staffing shortages and infection control failures. Many nursing homes didn’t provide quality care, theyContinue reading “Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California”

We need to stop our children being monetised

From Bernadette Meaden’s Blog In September 2020 the Children’s Commissioner reported: “local authorities can pay extortionate amounts for residential care – usually more than £4,000 a week, with local authorities reporting that the costs of such placements are rising sharply.” When children are 16 or older they may go into ‘unregulated accommodation’, where they receiveContinue reading “We need to stop our children being monetised”

Who cares? Financialisation in social care

DOWNLOAD A growing reliance on private provision could mean lower quality care. There are a number of potential linkages between ownership and quality. We need to be bold and arrest the growth of debt-fuelled private providers in social care. IPPR calls for a bold set of policy interventions to arrest the growth of debt-fuelled privateContinue reading “Who cares? Financialisation in social care”