Care Act 2014 – The Impact on the cost of Care Fees

On the 14th May the Care Bill received Royal Assent and became the Care Act 2014.  The Act represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years. On the plus side the Act introduces a cap on the amount people will be required top pay towards the cost of their […]

Panorama a couple of weeks on – What can we learn from it? Albert Goodman Care Briefing (May 2014)

Actually, since we are referring to the recent BBC Panorama programme, ‘Behind Closed Doors’, then the word is something of a misnomer because we did not see the whole picture, only a very narrow glimpse of some awful practices by a few care staff. It was shocking and unacceptable but rather than go on about […]

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Staff Recruitment and Retention in the Care Sector. Albert Goodman Care Briefing (April 2014)

Do you Hire on Skills and Fire on Attitude?   That’s a big question because the answer is not a simple yes or no, it is as one would expect, somewhere in between. Having said that, the traditional staff selection process relies heavily on the facts about the job applicant, their skills, qualifications and experience […]

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Personalisation in the Care Sector – What is it? How Does it Work? Albert Goodman Care Briefing (March 2014)

Personalisation is a social care approach described by the Department for Health as meaning that every person who receives support whether provided by the statutory services or funded by themselves, will have choice and control over the care they receive in all care settings. Care is built around the specific needs of each individual rather […]

The Age of Transparency – Do your customers get a clear view? Albert Goodman Care Briefing (February 2014)

Looking for a hotel, holiday accommodation, a property to rent? Well, it couldn’t be easier these days to get the right information to be able to make an informed choice. Websites are swamped with information, all vying for customer attention. For people looking for a care home, it is not quite so easy. The important […]

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