Norfolk associations form umbrella group

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

Norfolk Independent Care Homes, (NICH) an umbrella group of six local associations, held a crisis meeting in early January to further their campaign for improved fee levels. Organiser Denise Denis said care home owners from 109 homes across the care sector in Norfolk attended the meeting, recognising the need for unity in dialogues and consultation at the local level. Ms Denis said local press and radio, which had been supportive of the campaign so far, reported on the meeting. “The main issues discussed were the outcomes of the campaign to date, the level of involvement in joint consultations with the health authority and social services, and the importance of developing NICH¹s status from one of campaign to a fully fledged umbrella association with a constitution,” Ms Denis said. National Care Homes Association chief executive Sheila Scott told the meeting that the National Care Standards Commission will use the first year to audit the current provision before trying to regulate on the new standards. “Both

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