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The challenges facing care home companies in Wales

Urgent action is needed to deal with the "triple whammy" hitting care homes and domiciliary care companies, the chairman of Care Forum Wales has said.

Mario Kreft claimed the industry faced chronic underfunding, issues surrounding staff pay increases and a rise in the number of elderly people.

According to Public Health Wales, the number of people aged 85 or over will reach 184,000 by 2036 - up 145% since 2011.

The Welsh Government said the sector was neither "dysfunctional or failing".

Mario Kreft told BBC Wales Today's Matthew Richards what the big challenges were.

  • 23 Aug 2016
  • From the section Wales