Free accces to Health+Care event Excel London

Care and Support West is proud to be working with Health+Care in 2017 – representing for the first time ever, multiple local care associations working together to finally break down the barriers within the sector, allowing the great and good to share the outstanding work we have all been doing.

Red Link Alliance help to combat Living wage cost increases

 April 1st was the implementation date for the new National Living Wage increase.

For many care homes across the country this wage increase, the domino effect from this and the government and local authority cuts, how will you cope with this added strain on your finances? With all of these issues to deal with it's no wonder that the care sector is struggling to keep its head above water.

 At a time when spend is at an all-time high, it might be time to look at how you can do things differently and cut costs in other areas to a help for offset this increase in staff costs.

Barclay Round Table Events Give a National Picture of Care

We are pleased to attach a summary of the series of roundtable events we held late last year, providing a national picture and with individual operator comments. I co- hosted the Bristol lunch with Paul Birley and feedback from those who attended was excellent.

It’s an interesting read (Download here) with the following areas covered:

·        Costs and recruitment concerns temper operator confidence in their businesses

·        Concerns highlighted as care providers share their stories

·        Bristol care home operators remain optimistic

·        Staff costs of major concern in Manchester

·        A banker’s view: Paul Birley

·        A view from Pinsent Masons – Joanne Ellis

Care home trading performance from Knight Frank