Running a Care Home is a Simple Business, Complicated by Insecure Leaders


“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”   — Warren Bennis

There’s income, expenditures, culture, philosophy, training, policies, procedures and health and safety. In a nutshell that’s what the operation side of a care home is. However as we know, it goes much, much deeper than that. Expenditures keep growing, health & safety is a minefield of red tape and grey areas, and the paperwork is endless.

But while there is a large degree of obligatory work that needs to be done by leaders and their team – is it really that complex? It’s certainly time consuming and monotonous. But difficult? No. Running a care home is actually a pretty simple business. The problem is the insecurity of some people who run them.

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This post appeared in the Care Home Leadership blog September 16th 2014

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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