ADASS and the LGA welcome the opportunity to contribute to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) draft report ‘Care home market study’. This submission builds on our earlier joint submission in March 2017, the central messages of which still stand.
We are all living longer, which is a success story of our age that we should celebrate – but it has profound consequences for the kind of care and health services our country will need in the future. Increasingly, there is not enough funding for adult social care and it has continued to reduce in real terms. As well as people living longer, there are more people with disabilities who need care and support. Fewer and fewer of them are receiving public funding.