STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

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Birmingham council accused of using ‘eBay-style’ auctions to decide on elderly care

Social services chiefs have been accused of removing the ‘humanity’ from the care home system by using an eBay-style auction to find places for the elderly. Care providers submitting the lowest price package ‘won’ the right to look after those needing help in more than nine out of ten cases. In the past, those requiring residential care would be referred by a social worker and taken to visit homes in their area until a suitable one was found.

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Care home bosses claim nine out of ten residents are handed to the lowest bidder under new online service

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http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/health/council-uses-ebay-style-auctions-decide-8612840?

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