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Pop Up Care Homes

Towards the end of last year, Tim Baverstock, Deputy Director for Adult Social Care at Somerset County Council, blogged about getting two ‘pop up’ care homes up and running. You can read Tim’s blog post here. I found his article to be an interesting insight into a...

Care Home Insurance Hike

The BBC reports that Care England has warned that potential insurance increases are ‘an absolutely enormous threat’ to the sector. Care England, a charity that represents providers across the country has said that without affordable insurance the sector is going to...

Pre Covid-19 Occupancy Rates within Care Homes

In another excellent article published by Carterwood Analytics, they assessed the impact of COVID-19 on the occupancy levels within care homes, up until 18 June 2020. Clearly occupancy rates have suffered as a result of the higher than normal mortality rates and are...

Impact of Covid-19 by Region

In a recent article published by Carterwood Analytics 171 local authorities were examined,to draw some conclusions as to the regional impact of Covid-19. Unsurprisingly there has been significant variation in Covid-19 mortality rates across the country. The South East...

Where Does The Social Care Sector Go From Here?

Everyone will be aware of the impact that Covid-19 has had on our care system.  Personally, over recent weeks, I have heard plenty of stories of the heroic efforts made by our clients and their dedicated teams, some uplifting and others very sad. However, one positive...

Where Do You Stand on CCTV in Every Care Home?

I blogged a couple of years ago about installing CCTV in every care home and this subject has once again recently hit the headlines. Andrew Geach, who runs Shedfield Lodge Residential Care Home in Southampton, claimed that he has saved the NHS £50,000 this year by...