15 Jan 2024

Crisis in adult social care: The charities having to turn away those needing care

Care providers in England are warning they simply can’t afford to keep operating, and increasingly are handing back contracts to provide care as their financial struggles continue.

A survey seen exclusively by this programme found that 43 percent of providers have been forced to hand back contracts or close part of their service in the last 12 months.

The survey from Care England and the charity HFT also found many providers struggling to cover increases in the National Living Wage.