A SOLIHULL care provider has urged the newly appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to act and stop the ‘looming full blown crisis’ in adult care.
Indy Goraya, the owner and managing director at Bluebird Care Solihull and Birmingham West has appealed directly to Victoria Atkins MP following her recent appointment to adopt live-in care services in response to the ‘critical situation’.
The plea comes as The National Audit Office (NAO) report reveals a social care system under significant financial strain, with over half of the reform funding redirected and waiting lists increasing by 37 per cent.
Indy said: “We could be on the brink of a full-blown crisis in adult social care.
“Innovative strategies like expanding live-in care services are crucial for averting this crisis and securing a sustainable future for our elderly.
“It’s imperative that the new minister engages with service providers and seizes the opportunity to rethink care delivery in the UK.”
Live-in care offers an adaptable service where carers reside with individuals in their homes, providing bespoke care, including personal care, medication management, and companionship.
In 2022, the closure of 247 care homes in the UK led to a significant decrease in available care beds, escalating the need for alternative forms of care.
He added: “The broader adoption of live-in care could revolutionise our overstretched social care system. It’s a cost-effective, dignified solution that supports the independence of our elderly and vulnerable populations.”