Adult Social Care Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:41 am on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 10:41 am, 6th July 2017

Yes, we believe it is. The CQC has completed its ratings, and the proportion of providers rated good or outstanding increased to 79% by July 2016; the previous figure was 72%. It is also worth noting the CQC’s statement that 81% of services rated inadequate improved their overall rating following re-inspection. Obviously, there is a challenging element to the report. As I have said, we do not hide from that or shirk it—nor should we—and that is why we set up the inspection regime. It would not be right or fair to people who work in or rely on the sector to say that everything is going to hell in a handcart, because I do not believe that it is.