The Care Desert Phenomenon (BBC News / Incisive Health / Age UK)

Summary

An exploration of the reported “care deserts” concept. An Incisive Health report, commissioned by Age UK, points to areas of the UK where older people are unable to access residential care and / or home care, regardless of their ability to pay. It is estimated that 1.4 million older people my not receive the appropriate level of care​

“[Care deserts] develop because the market for social care becomes so dysfunctional that either providers decide that it is financially unsustainable to operate and deliver the capacity required or because there are insufficient staff to deliver care”. p.5

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Triggle, N. (2019). Frail elderly ‘failed by care deserts’. London: BBC Health News, May 15th 2019.

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Care deserts: the impact of a dysfunctional market in adult social care provision. [London]: Incisive Health, May 2019.

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