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Priory_Court_Private_Care_Home_Stamford.jpg?profile=RESIZE_400xOffshore corporates and cash-strapped councils have hit the sector’s ability to cope in a crisis, with devastating results

The dire consequences of neglecting social care reform for decades have been starkly exposed by Covid-19, with one in 20 care home residents in the UK dying from the virus, and dedicated, low-paid staff risking their lives.

Much of the blame for the UK having the highest death toll in care homes in Europe from coronavirus, bar Spain, has been attributed to hospitals discharging patients into residential care, even if they were infected with Covid-19, and care staff moving between homes without being issued PPE.

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The Guardian

 

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