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Care homes face 'huge shortfall' in available beds

Care homes face ‘huge shortfall’ in available beds Up to 3,000 elderly people will not be able to get beds in UK care homes by the end of next year, research suggests. Research commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme reveals a huge shortfall in the number of beds available. Increasing demand from an ageing population could see that grow to more than 70,000 beds in nine years’ time. The Department of Health said local authorities in England had been given an extra £2bn to help fund social…

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