Category Archives: Residential Care

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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Social Care Class Action on Bingo

Amid all the recent concern about the shortage of funding for older people needing care, “Social care ” hit the headlines today from a rather unusual source.   This is The Times front page headline for the 10 May :- ” Stop … Continue reading

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“Inaction Turns To Care Home Crisis”

Many of the themes in my blog seem to repeat themselves year after year.  None more so that the subject of residential care, which I started writing about in 2010 shortly after I had retired from the ExtraCare Charitable Trust. … Continue reading

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“Boom Turns to Bust”

Just two weeks ago I was blogging about the precarious financial position of the residential care sector.  (See “Poker Played With Peoples’ Lives” by clicking on “Residential Care” in the topics list). It is a story which grew out of … Continue reading

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