Published on 3 Oct 2017

Most councils will not have enough care home places

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Care of the elderly, or social care, has rarely been so high up the political agenda. Indeed, it blighted the Conservatives’ manifesto launch at the last election.  Now a new report seen exclusively by Channel 4 News reveals that in five years’ time, nine out of ten local authorities in England will not have enough care home places to match the demand of the growing elderly population.