Social care chief reports 'unprecedented' pressures across the country

By Ann McGauran | 23 August 2021

Isle of Wight Council’s social care chief has said a local incident where vulnerable people could have been left without care highlights the ‘unprecedented’ pressures happening across the country.

Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, director of social care and housing Dr Carol Tozer said council teams had to mobilize quickly a week ago after receiving notification that evening from a provider that they were unable to provide care to 25 people due to a lack of carers.

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