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Friday, 31 August 2012

Private Equity’s parasitic grip on social care

'Non-NHS homes are twice as likely to be uncaring or unsafe' was the profound finding of a Care Quality Commission investigation into learning disability care following unannounced inspections of 150 homes for people with learning disabilities. Solomon Hughes, writing in the Morning Star, looks closer at the findings and identifies the transnational private equity firms, some US owned, which are ruthlessly squeezing care standards of the most vulnerable people in society, in of pursuit of high profit returns: