‘Bury your differences’ warns CBI chief

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

West Midlands care home owners have been told by one of the UK1s leading business voices to bury their differences or face a gloomy, cash-strapped future. Speaking to delegates at a Birmingham conference on the thorny issue of funding flong term care, director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Digby Jones warned that the Government would not respond to a fragmented industry. He told an audience at the Care Talk West Midlands event in June that solitary, stray attempts to lobby ministers on allocations would always fail and a corporate voice from the whole of the region was required. He said lone voices were easily silenced by politicians. “They don1t believe you, officialdom doesn1t believe you, Mr Jones said. “The public and private care sector industry is at f1ive to midnight1 and a major appraisal of its efficiency is needed, not only to secure care businesses within the region, but also the future of a growing elderly population. You need to stand firm. The Government can’t do without

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