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In line with your strategic housing role, what actions are you taking to reassure senior citizens and their families, following reports of financial difficulties with Four Seasons care homes?
I understand that the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator, is fully aware of the developments with Four Seasons Health Care and remain in regular contact with them. They do not currently believe it is likely that there will be any cessation of services.
The difficulties impacting Four Seasons are symptomatic of the current state of social care. Many years of underfunding has had well-recognized consequences for people who receive care, their carers and families, and the health and care system.
Until the Government addresses the social care crisis, vital services and the vulnerable people who rely on them will continue to be at risk. I will continue to urge Government to develop a sustainable plan for adult social care, with long-term funding to provide Londoners with the care and support they need.