Sector Pulse Check - The impact of the changes to the social care sector in 2019

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For the third time, Hft has commissioned Cebr to conduct research into the financial pressures facing the social care sector.

Despite increasing demand for services for people with complex needs and behaviours that challenge, as many are supported to move out of inappropriate ATUs and into supported living settings, the survey shows that providers are struggling to recruit  and retain staff to support people with these needs. Meanwhile, 81% of providers admit that they are not using assistive technology to its full potential, with a lack of funding to invest in technology being a key barrier to this. The report calls for urgent government investment in these services, to ensure everybody receives the high quality, person-centred support they deserve