Liverpool moves to block bookings

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

Liverpool City Council is to block-book care home places in advance in a bid to streamline systems. It is hoped that the new agreement with 11 care homes across the city will help people to be given nursing home places more quickly than at present. Until recently, the council only paid the care homes when the beds were required. Councillor Jeremy Chowings, Liverpool¹s executive member for social care and health, stressed that the money to block book the beds had already been budgeted for. “This arrangement allows places to be made available more quickly for people moving from hospitals into specialist care, or for people who need to move from living independently to having support,” Cllr Chowings said. However Labour Councillor Paul Brant described the agreement as “a drop in the ocean”. “This makes an appalling situation slightly better,” Cllr Brant said. “We are still going to see care homes closing and a bed crisis looming later in the year. There is nothing in this proposal which will stop this happening

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

It ain’t fancy, but it’s cheap

By Caring Times editor Geoff Hodgson

Last week the care sector’s oracle William Laing published his august opinion that we now have a two-tier market....

If VW can do it, so can everyone else – honest commitment vs compliance, collusion, and competition

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

Can anyone be trusted these days? Who would believe that Volkswagen would turn out to be such rogues? Who would...

This is about more than ‘darling’ and ‘love’ – this is about dignity

By guest blogger DAVID WATERS

Chair, Howden Care

In Andrea Sutcliffe’s article on ‘terms of endearment’ (CQC website 15.09.15), she is spot on when she states that...