One in five councils in England have admitted to ITV News that they are still commissioning 15 minute social care visits despite the government agreeing to a minimum standard of half an hour.

In April 2015 ministers signed up to new statutory guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, after it concluded appropriate and compassionate home care could not be provided in under 30 minutes.
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-01-09/vuln ... o-abolish/

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