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Vulnerable 'playing Russian roulette' choosing care

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This BBC piece is the reaction to the newly published report by CQC about their inspections from 2014 to 2017. The statistics are worrying with a quarter of all care homes failing in the 'safe' category.

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector at CQC said that funding remained an issue for the sector and a "long-term solution" needed to be found but lack of money was "no excuse".

"There is still too much poor care, some providers are failing to improve, and there is even some deterioration," she said. "This is completely and utterly unacceptable."

Care providers can and should do more - Say So is not an expensive option but is a long term measure to help identify problems before they occur or become critical.

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