New analysis: most care homes closed by industry regulator are run for-profit

March 19, 2024

However, this new data challenges the assumption that these pressures can be eased by outsourcing more social care to the for-profit sector. This found that almost all involuntary closures since 2011 occurred in for-profit care homes: 804 out of 816 closures. This translates into one in 30 for-profit care homes having been closed involuntarily by the CQC during this time. In Scotland, proposals to establish a ‘National Care Service’ – with adult social care overseen by regional boards rather than local authorities- have been pushed back to 2028-29. The study ‘Involuntary closures of for-profit care homes by the Care Quality Commission’ has been published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford