Conflicting pressures for Care Homes

The care sector is caught in an interesting position at the moment, and there are regular news stories about care homes under financial pressure. On the one hand, it is faced with unprecedented financial and staffing pressures leading to a squeeze in profitability. On the other hand, it is a time when demand is growing and […]

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Health Sector Funding Crisis – An Impasse

Back in the winter, the government allowed local authorities to raise an extra £2 billion to help relieve some of the pressure on the adult care sector. Part of the idea was to allow more resource to be put into helping people to be cared for at home and elsewhere – thus releasing some badly […]

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Up-skilling care sector staff for care business success

The latest job figures confirm a virtually full employment market economy in the south west. The situation is made even more acute when the reduction of workers coming in from Europe is added into the mix, This means that Albert Goodman’s care business owning clients are increasingly looking at staff in a new way. Staff […]

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Care sector funding- what impact will the election non result have?

It is far too early to have any clear idea of what effect the result of last week’s general election will have on care sector funding. There is, however, an underlying feeling is that there has been a shift in the ground which people are viewing with a certain amount of positivity. Vic Rayner, the […]

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Funding crisis for local care homes

The care homes funding crisis continues. A series of new financial measures from our Local Authorities look set to cause even more pain to already beleaguered care homes in the region. This is somewhat surprising when set against the backdrop of Local Authorities being able to raise the council tax precept by an extra 3% […]

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