Light at the end of the tunnel or a train approaching?


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

Some care homes are certain to suffer under the application of the National Minimum Standards, but Pinders director Jon Chapman believes brighter times are ahead for those homes which can comply. The publication of the National Minimum Standards for care homes should have signalled the end of a long tunnel of uncertainty for the care sector. Unfortunately, for some home owners the light they can now see is clearly that of a fast approaching express train on a collision course with their home. But for very many more, the future has a warm glow of optimism. Even though the standards apply to every home in the land, their effect is likely to be felt differently in different areas. We have yet to see how much local interpretation will be permitted in the application of the standards, but the impact is likely to be tempered by the ratio of supply to demand over the next few years. In the south east, there are already clear signs of under-provision, fuelled by the mass closures of homes taking advantage of high al





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