Simon Stevens, head of the health service has repeatedly said any extra funding should go towards easing pressures on social care, with thousands of elderly people in hospital, for want of care in their own homes. But new analysis by CQC reveals that the majority of providers which have undergone repeat inspections have either got worse or seen no improvement in their rating. In total, 3,353 hospitals, care homes and GP practices have now had at least two inspections by CQC, a report to its board warns. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. ‘I’ve not heard anything from the very top of Government about what they are going to do in relation to adult social care’David Behan, chief executive, Care Quality Commission “That particular age group is the age group which will have the highest demand for old people’s residential services and nursing home services,” she stressed.Since 2009, the number of people receiving state-funded care has fallen by one quarter, amid cuts in council funding.Latest figures show levels of bedblocking at record levels, with cases rising by one quarter in year.The monthly statistics show 184,188 bed days for patients who were medically well, but lacked help at home, compared with 147,376 a year earlier.The pressures have pushed hospital occupancy levels to a record high, and earlier this year NHS recorded the worst deficit in its history. The report – State of Care – is expected to raise concerns about the sustainability of the social care sector, and the risk that increasing numbers of care homes could close amid financial losses.One in 10 nursing jobs in adult social care is now vacant, with one in three nurses leaving their post last year.Prof Louis Appleby, one of the watchdog’s board members, said services were facing a “perfect storm” which was driving down the quality of care.”We’ve got 562 organisations in special measures at the moment – 406 of them are in adult social care; so that’s about 70 per cent,” he told a CQC board meeting last month, questioning whether anything was being done to address the problems. In a stark admission, CQC chief executive David Behan suggested the issue was not a political priority. “I’ve not heard anything from the very top of Government about what they are going to do in relation to adult social care,” he said.“I know when MPs start raising issues then they will start getting interested in this”.Mr Behan said services for the elderly were being cut at a time when demand was rising. “We’ve got a rising population of older people with complex co-morbid conditions which demands that they need access to services and … that’s occurring at a time when capacity of nursing care is decreasing,” the watchdog chief executive said. Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector for adult social care told the meeting: “Since the beginning of this century the number of older people has increased very significantly – and in particular the increase in the number of people aged 85 and over has increased by 33 per cent and that is continuing on a trajectory upwards.” Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, has warned that “bloody tough times” lie aheadCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Andrea Sutcliffe said demand for elderly care services is rising, with a 33 per cent increase in people aged 85 and over, since 2000Credit:Christopher Pledger NHS officials have raised concern about lack of funding for social care Credit:PA ‘We’ve got 562 organisations in special measures at the moment – 406 of them are in adult social care; so that’s about 70 per cent’Prof Louis Appleby, Care Quality Commission Organisations are targeted for repeat visits if they are rated inadequate or in need of improvement.Of those, just 45 per cent have improved their rating, with 46 per cent of providers seeing no change, while 10 per cent were found to have deteriorated since problems were exposed.The findings come amid growing concern about the state of the health service, with record levels of bed-blocking, and lengthening waiting times in Accident & Emergency.Last year CQC’s annual report was deeply critical of the quality of care in hospitals, with 76 per cent of hospitals given an overall rating of “inadequate” or “requires improvement”.Next week’s report is expected to express concern about a rapidly deteriorating situation in social care, leaving elderly people at risk. New figures show that for the first time in five years, bed numbers in nursing homes have been cut, amid the closure of 64 homes in 2015/16. More than half of failing NHS hospitals, care homes and GP practices have deteriorated or made no improvement since being inspected by watchdogs, official figures show. The alarming findings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) come ahead of its annual report on the state of care across the health service, which will highlight a growing crisis in care of the elderly.Last year the body identified an “unacceptable level of poor care” across the county, with national results from Ofsted-style ratings.