Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has outlined his plans to regulate care homes, saying:
We want to make sure every person receiving care and support will continue to get the care they need if a provider exits the market, regardless of whether they are paid for by the state, or pay for care themselves.
Southern Cross demonstrated that we need greater oversight of providers' finances and better plans to support people if their independent provider goes out of business.
Mr Lamb added:
We want to make sure care providers have plans in place to get their finances back on track and if this is not possible then a co-ordinated exit from the market happens. This will mean care service users know their needs will continue to be met.
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