Care homes urged to review long-term energy strategy

Nov 24, 2021 Care homes are being urged to review their long-term energy strategy following a ‘perfect storm’ in the energy sector that has led to an unprecedented spike in prices. The impact on energy pricing is revealed in a new report by energy broker and consultancy Advantage Utilities, which reported that the average annualContinue reading “Care homes urged to review long-term energy strategy”

What is the real value of a Mock Social Care Inspection?

Martin Lowthian, Quality and Governance Expert, Posted 18 February 2020 “In social care, as a regulated sector, we have an obligation to ensure that we are providing a service that is, at the very least, compliant with the standards and regulations defined in the country or countries we provide care and support. In order toContinue reading “What is the real value of a Mock Social Care Inspection?”

The rising cost of residential care and lack of government oversight

Claire Sands writing for the Howard League for Penal Reform in January 2019 The National Audit Office (NAO) published a report on Pressures on children’s social care. It was produced against the backdrop of increasing strain on finances and services, particularly children’s services, that local authorities have been experiencing. It set out to examine recentContinue reading “The rising cost of residential care and lack of government oversight”

Improving quality and safety in care homes Background The East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (EMPSC) piloted an audit tool to measure the prevalence of common care problems found in nursing and residential homes. The audit tool was first rolled out to 26 care homes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in 2015, extending to 30 care homesContinue reading