For any readers with carees suffering from either dementia or learning difficulties , and currently detained in care , this article will be of immediate concern :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39248779

Following on from the judgement in the Cheshire West case in 2014 , the ramifications and guidelines are causing all sorts of problems for the LAs and supporting services.

Is there any part of the social care system not under strain or already collapsed ?

That also includes the carer army although no mention of us appears in reports on the continuing meltdown of what we used to know as social care.