Saturday, February 4, 2023

The self-pay sector: key market trend

LaingBuisson estimates that 167,000 or 41% of older or physically disabled residents in UK care homes received no state funding (apart from universal old...

The best there is in specialist care

Outstanding innovators and performers in independent specialist care were celebrated last night at the 2014 Independent Specialist Care Awards, held at the London Lancaster Hotel, W2. The evening was another success for LaingBuisson.

Banking on good care – CCMn meets Barclays’ head of healthcare Paul Birley

Head of healthcare Paul Birley talks to CCMn about investment in the care sector and why banks should offer more than just money.

Laing’s directory shows new care landscape as the sector enters 2012

Last month saw the biggest shake up of the country’s major long term care providers for well over a decade, with the reassignment of care facilities formerly run by Southern Cross Healthcare leading to considerable changes among independent companies working in the sector.

The local authority – CCMn meets ADASS president David Pearson

CCMn meets David Pearson, who took on the leadership of the Association of Directors of Adult Socical Services earlier this year to find out what his plans are during his presidency.

Do providers benefit from the Better Care Fund?: Emma Dent looks at why the...

When the Better Care Fund was first announced in June 2013 by Chancellor George Osborne it was intended to help create a single pooled budget between health and social care by [incentivising] the NHS and local government to work more closely together around people, placing their well-being as the focus of health and care services’.

Contractual regulations and personal injury claims: Andrew Coyne at BLM looks at how the...

The recent case of Cox (the claimant) v Woodlands Manor Care Home Ltd (the defendant) at the Court of Appeal in January 2014 flags up some interesting issues for employees and owners alike. It assesses a care home employee’s bill of costs arising from a personal injury action brought against a care home.

To buy or not to buy – care homes in administration

Clare Auty, partner at Browne Jacobson, puts the case for and against Over the past year we have seen a dramatic rise in the number...

Is a robotic revolution the solution to staffing costs?

Technology is a growing force in care homes with staff and rota management systems from organisations such as CACI and Coldharbour, medicine management software and, now, one of the UK’s leading investor James Dyson has expressed that he wants to create a new type of robot a new generation of robot that understands the world around them’. But how can this technology be harnessed for use in the care home sector? CCMn investigates…

The budget blow: dealing with the living wage – Trowers & Hamlins looks at...

The Budget in July delivered an unanticipated blow to social care providers. The introduction of a compulsory living wage rising to £9 in 2019 means a real-terms increase of about 50% over four years to bottom-line staff costs where employees are paid the minimum wage. Providers who currently pay above the minimum may not be able to continue to do so. This may affect recruitment and retention.