Cultural challenges are limiting changes to social careBMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n571 (Published 01 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n571
- Gabrielle Silver, chief executive
- CHS Healthcare, Sutton Coldfield B72 1RT, UK
Manthorpe and Iliffe state that sustainability in the care home market is intrinsically linked to self-payers subsidising local authority funded placements.1 As described, this imbalance and chronic underfunding for local authority placements is unsustainable—it needs examination and an open and honest conversation.
I work for an organisation that supports people in their transition between health and social care. We work alongside NHS teams as a dedicated support for patients and their families who are inevitably experiencing …