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Social care system beginning to collapse as 900 carers quit every day

David Rhodes, BBC News

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new figures reveal. Service provides warn that growing staff shortages mean vulnerable people are received poorer levels of care. In a letter to the prime minister, the chairman of the UK Homecare Association said the adult social care system – which applies to those over the age of 18 – has begun to collapse. The government said an extra £2bn is being invested in the system. An ageing population means demand is increasing for adult social care services. Those who provide care to people directly in their own homes, or in nursing homes, say a growing shortage of staff means people face receiving deteriorating levels of care.

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