Lambeth Council will still be able to provide adult social care services contracted to Allied Healthcare, despite a warning the provider is expected to go bust at the end of this month, a spokesman said.

Lambeth was one of 84 authorities the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, wrote to last week with the warning.

But the council has “contingency plans” in place in, a spokesman said.

“We understand that recent information about Allied Healthcare will cause some worry for those people currently being cared for and their families.

“However, we as a council, along with Lambeth CCG and NHS partners, are in regular contact with Allied and have contingency plans in place, and fully expect that the care being provided will continue.

“We will be sure to inform those residents being cared for and their families if that situation changes,” he said.

CQC chief inspector of adult social care, Andrea Sutcliffe said the warning would give local authorities enough time to plan for possible disruption.

“Allied Healthcare has been able to confirm funding until November 30,” she said.

“However, we have not received adequate assurance that the company has, or will have, the ongoing funding or new investment necessary to ensure the business can operate beyond this date.

“We have encouraged Allied Healthcare to provide us with a realistic financially backed plan to support the future sustainability of the business, and given them every opportunity to do so, but they have failed to provide adequate assurance regarding future funding,” she said.

Local authorities have a statutory duty to ensure continuity of care for everyone using an adult social care service