Carers UK chief asked to lead social care quality probe

Carers UK chief executive Imelda Redmond (pictured) has been asked by ministers to examine how the quality of social care can be raised, in the light of concerns sparked by cases including Winterbourne View.

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Carers UK chief executive Imelda Redmond has been asked by ministers to examine how the quality of social care can be raised, in the light of concerns sparked by cases including Winterbourne View.

Redmond will lead a piece of work for ministers on the quality of care to inform next spring’s White Paper on social care.

It is one of four streams of work set up to shape the White Paper, which will set out plans to reform the funding, legal basis and operation of adult social care.

The announcement follows today’s Care Quality Commission report into the Winterbourne View provider Castlebeck, which found that half of its services failed to meet essential standards.

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