On a roll? . . .

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

|Residential care and nursing is on the move again at last – and Keith Ingram, senior underwriter (residential care & nursing) First National Commercial Banking, says it is headed in the right direction.| The rollercoaster ride that has become life in the residential care and nursing home market got its latest twist in July, when the Government confirmed its determination to press ahead with most of the accommodation proposals which it had previously outlined in Fit for the Future. One of the great things about a rollercoaster ride is when it comes to a stop, giving the victims (who, let’s not forget, pay for the privilege) the chance to draw breath. Then they are faced with a choice – whether to get off, or to go round again. The good news about the Government’s statement on July 20 is that it brought much needed clarity to a situation which, so far, had delivered more downs than ups. What next? The rollercoaster made things hard enough as it was. But, blindfolded…!? Most in the sector wanted to know where

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