Norsecare thrives while independent care homes struggle


Posted on April 22nd, by geoff in Caring Times head, Caring Times letters. No Comments

Caring Times, May 2014

Norsecare is a company wholly owned by Norfolk County Council. The council pays more than £600 per week for dementia care in their own Norse homes, whether the bed is occupied or not.

The council pays Norfolk’s independent homes £443 for the same service. While not wishing to be ungracious it does make my blood boil whenever I hear how wonderful the care Norsecare provides is. It is at the expense of everyone in Norfolk not living or working in a Norse home.

Norsecare is also investing heavily in new provision. A new £19m care village on the outskirts of Norwich is the latest which includes an 80 bed dementia home).

Not only are they depriving independent homes of much needed funds now, they may well deprive many homes of their livelihoods completely in the future.

– Tim Armitage, Woodspring House Fakenham, Norfolk





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...

Fond memories of long distance discomfort

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

The Ford Anglia, the earliest models of which were built in 1939, was a great car for a small family;...