Broadside ­ Minimum Wage Increase

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

This is an unsustainable position that could rebound very badly on the NHS Plan. Britain needs its independent nursing and residential homes to make the plan work. Today, many care home providers are already struggling to maintain high quality care for residents under a regime of substantial local authority under funding. The announcement by Mr Byers could simply push more over the edge into bankruptcy. Over the last couple of years many homes have been forced to close and more will follow. “A new raft of minimum standards set to come into force soon will again raise costs and make the situation more precarious.” ­ Independent Healthcare Association chief executive Barry Hassell

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