Specialist care residential capacity slowly declining

The residential care capacity in the specialist care sector is on a slowly declining trend as councils opt for supported living wherever possible, LaingBuisson chief executive William Laing told delegates at the Social Care Forum: Younger Adults last month. He said: The care homes are viewed by many as, if not a burning platform, a slowly melting one, as, so people say, the future lies with supported living as so far as that is possible and so far as that comes on stream.’

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