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More often than not, higher quality equals higher costs. When applied to products and services on the market, it makes sense. However, this cost to quality relationship gets murky when it strays into the realm of social services and health. The minimum funding level still needs to be enough to afford a high quality of care that residents deserve, and expect. This is becoming increasingly difficult in social care as local councils struggle to finance the industry following £700 million…

The long-awaited social care green paper to ‘ensure that the care and support system is sustainable in the long term’ cannot come soon enough. Recent surveys show that as many as 29% of councils are looking to make further cuts to social care due to financial pressures. And it isn’t just the 29% that are feeling the strain. In the 2018-2019 financial year, around half of local authorities went over budget on social care and 37% of councils named social care as…

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, pre-empting the airing of a Four Corners report into abuse and neglect within the industry. The Royal Commission has not had its full specifics published yet, but the Department of Health has released the following list of topics that the Commission is anticipated to address: The quality of care provided to older Australians and the extent of substandard care; The challenge of providing care to…

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