Home care provider spends £40,000 on a specialised computer package


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

Acorn Home Care, a major provider of non-residential care services in an area of the Midlands stretching from Leicester to Gloucestershire, has spent £40,000 on a specialised computer system. Acorn says the state-of-the art system will maintain detailed records of the specific needs and requirements of all its clients, helping the company to make the best use of its carers in meeting those needs. The system, developed and installed by Bristol-based Coldharbour Systems, specialists in computer systems for the care sector, is also designed to monitor accurately the hours worked for each client. Acorn Home Care, founded in Walsall by Patrick Quinn in 1993, has grown steadily and now has branch offices in Aldridge, Lichfield, Leicester and Gloucester, all linked through the new computer system to Acorn’s recently opened finance administration centre in Nottingham. The company’s annual turnover has reached £1.3 million and Mr Quinn said the computer system would enable growth to continue without loss of control.





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