Which? response to NAO report on financial sustainability of local authorities

Alex Hayman, Which? Managing Director of Public Markets, said:

“Behind these alarming figures are real people – like the hundreds who have told us of their struggles to find a care home place for themselves or an elderly relative.

“For them, ensuring that high quality social care is available is a matter of life or death – and our research shows almost nine in 10 councils are facing a shortfall in care home places within this parliament unless urgent action is taken.

“That is why the Government must take these findings seriously and use its Green Paper on care to deliver fundamental reform and ensure everyone has access to high quality, affordable social care.”