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Worst care homes more likely to have poorest residents, official data shows

New research  shows that care homes rated ‘inadequate’ have more state-funded residents than care homes rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.

These figures reveal an unacceptable two-tier care system, with better off people getting a better quality of social care.

No matter where people live or how they pay, everyone should have access to high-quality care and support. However, the government’s plan to ‘fix the crisis in social care’ does nothing to improve the quality of care across England. Unless ministers take urgent action these inequalities will get worse.

Read more in The Guardian.