The cracks continue to appear

Councils set up contingency plans amid fears Southern Cross care homes could close

Councils are drawing up emergency plans to rehouse up to 31,000 elderly care home residents amid fears that Britain’s largest care home provider could be forced to shut down due to funding cuts.

An investigation by ITV News found that councils have started to set up research groups because of concerns that the reduction in funding for elderly care could make Southern Cross’s business unsustainable.

Under the emergency plans local authorities will receive advice on how to move residents and how to find alternative care homes in the event of sudden closures.

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