A radical new vision for social care

The REAL Centre invited acclaimed author and social innovator Hilary Cottam to deliver the 2021 REAL Challenge lecture, to generate fresh ideas and debate. In the lecture Hilary explores how we can turn current thinking about care and the care system on its head by creating something new, where care is not seen as aContinue reading “A radical new vision for social care”

Community-based Care

Transition to community-based care: the role of the EU Hundreds of thousands of children, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems, homeless persons and older people across Europe continue to live in long-stay institutions where they face lives of social exclusion, poverty and labour market exclusion. In order to promote social inclusion of people withContinue reading “Community-based Care”

The ‘housing-with-care’ sector and the investment opportunity within

…a surge in demand for accommodation that allows older people to feel safe and supported in their own homes. The attractiveness of the retirement living model in terms of its ability to flex access to care and health and wellbeing support is central to its success. Read the blog of Nick Edwards, chief operating officerContinue reading “The ‘housing-with-care’ sector and the investment opportunity within”

Why retirement living needs more innovative investment | The Investor

An ageing population is causing a serious supply and demand deficit in UK retirement housing. But investors need better access to the sector. The proportion of over-65s is set to rise to 20.7 percent of the UK population by 2027, up from 18.2 percent in 2017, according to the UK government. At the same time,Continue reading “Why retirement living needs more innovative investment | The Investor”

Corporate care home collapse and ‘light touch’ regulation: a repeating cycle of failure

He concludes that the rights of hedge funds and private equity investors to extract profit from the care home sector are given priority than the rights of older people to a secure home at the end of their lives. Corporate care home collapse and ‘light touch’ regulation: a repeating cycle of failure

Nursing Home Design: Focus on Person-Centered Care

Real Payback   Investing in creating an environment that creates great experiences has its rewards. Word spreads and that leads to new admissions. Process improvements cut down costs. Happier employees stay. Desired employees apply. Overtime costs and agency use decreases. Changing the environment does not have to be a high-cost affair. It starts with leadershipContinue reading “Nursing Home Design: Focus on Person-Centered Care”

Children’s homes report cautions government to be mindful of consequences of reductions in spending.

State of the Sector 2019 report:Jonathan Stanley, ICHA, shares his concerns on reading the analysis. We  need  all  homes  to  be  working  in  a  financial,  emotional,  professional environment,  where  all  feel  a  belonging,  experience  being  involved  with colleague commissioning caregivers, everyone working in a focused, child-led way,  effectively,  with  sensitivity  and  acceptance,  promoting  co-operation, attentiveContinue reading “Children’s homes report cautions government to be mindful of consequences
of reductions in spending.”

Survey offers positive insight into the financial state of the care home sector

Des Kelly OBE, Residential Forum Trustee, gives his take on the state of the care home market survey In a week in which the FT has reported the sale of HC-One (the largest care home provider in the UK) by its consortium owners for £1 bn. it may seem slightly odd to be making referenceContinue reading “Survey offers positive insight into the financial state of the care home sector”