Ministers appear 'complacent' over care home closures, MPs warn

By Laura Sharman | 16 June 2021

The Government ‘seems complacent’ about the risk of care homes collapsing in the wake of the pandemic, MPs have warned today.

In a new report, the Public Accounts Committee said COVID-19 had had a ‘devastating impact on the care sector,’ with many providers at risk of failing.

The report said the Department of Health and Social Care has ‘poor oversight of the system and seems complacent about the risks of local market failure’.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: 'The Health and Care Bill will introduce plans to develop and support improved adult social care oversight across England.'

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