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The stability of the care market and market oversight in England

Report | February 2014

The Institute of Public Care (IPC) was asked by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to produce a report analysing the main factors affecting stability in the adult care market and the relationship to the forthcoming market oversight regime.

To achieve this, IPC reviewed publicly available data about major providers of care and engaged in discussions with major providers, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Department of Health (DH) and CQC.

The report covers learning disability and older people`s adult social care, focusing on the large providers of care but also considering the overall shape of the market. Unless otherwise stated, the report sets out the position in February 2014 based on information available at this time.