Kelly praises providers for meeting the challenges

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

National Care Forum chief executive Des Kelly has forecast continued instability within the long term care sector. “The major changes that have affected the care sector over the past five years will be as nothing to those we can expect in the next five,” Mr Kelly told the AGM of Care South (formerly the Dorset Trust) in July. “Care providers are quite rightly dealing with rising expectations of people receiving care services. They are rising to the challenge of improving independence, well-being and choice for those receiving care and support be it residential care settings or care at home. “Care providers are complying with increased regulation to safeguard standards as well as develop new service models and better ways of working. “Fundamental to the ability to deliver quality care is the ability to recruit, train and retain staff for care. Workforce recruitment in an area of high employment is among the highest priorities of care providers such as Care South. “The business of delivering care has properly b

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