A Care England study into council fees has shown that local authorities are failing to keep pace with rising costs, causing many care homes to have to make difficult decisions.
Providers are facing the choice of either closing their service or refusing council placements, despite increasing numbers of vulnerable people requiring places.
This cost cutting does not just affect adults but children too. Does good care costs less?
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