Older People’s Care Homes Development: Future Direction

Discussion paper February 2018:

Andy Begley NHSE and West Midlands ADASS


There is a range of excellent work associated with care home development in the West Midlands, which is progressing through initiatives such as Enhanced Health in Care Homes, Vanguards and similar. The purpose of this commission is to stand back and ‘take the long view’(10+ years) at the preferred direction for care home market development and the interplay with services that support care homes,including those relating to primary care. Relevant factors for this work include considering how to address increasing complexity of need, the increasing proportion of self-funders, land assets and new-builds, and the interplay with other services such as retirement villages, extra-care housing and assisted living. Key ambitions for this work are that it is jointly driven by health and social care in partnership, that it will incorporate strong involvement from the sector itself and that it will have at its heart careful consideration of the experience and outcomes for older people moving to and living in care homes.



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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