Community Retirement Villages – Innovative Finance

This is a continuation in the series of posts about a new  form of Community Retirement Villages.    It follows on from my introductory post on 9 September.    This post will focus on the most difficult question, which if … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages

I have built some ground-breaking Retirement Villages in my working career at ExtraCare Charitable Trust.  I am pleased to say that many retirement villages have followed in their footsteps.   But, are they transforming the understanding of housing and care … Continue reading

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Yes, we need more Homes with Care !

My last blog looked at the demand for more Care Homes.    With the exception of specialist homes for dementia, psychiatric support and small group homes for learning difficulties, I would not agree we need more residential Care Homes.   … Continue reading

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Do we need more Care Homes ?

A recent report by Newcastle University looked at the forecast levels of frailty in the older population and reached the conclusion that there is a need for 71,000 new care home places in the next 10 years. I don’t doubt … Continue reading

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Care Home Confidence ?

At a time when lots of Care Home companies are on the verge of collapse and many homes have already closed, one company is moving in the opposite direction.      HC- One is company that grew out of the … Continue reading

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Care Home Calamity

“40% of Care homes are not fit for purpose” screams the front page of the Daily Mail on August 7th 2017 No news there then.     In fact I am surprised the figure is so low.  Most care homes … Continue reading

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Social care confusion

I have argued in this blog for years that the only way to release significantnt resources to pay for good quality social for older people is to unlock the equity many older people have in their houses and then expect … Continue reading

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