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A market for residential care services


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A market for residential care services

This report analyses the performance of the residential care market in England and makes a series of recommendations following on from the Competition and Markets Authority’s 2017 study of the care home market.

This includes backing the CMA’s recommendation for an 'independent body' to oversee the care market. The report argues that the independent body should be responsible for providing improved forecasting of the demand for, and the cost of, social care in England, and national guidelines for the minimum cost of care services. The report identifies the Care Quality Commission as well placed to take on responsibility for running the independent body.