Greensleeves Care appoints three new trustees

Posted on April 21st, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Greensleeves Care appoints three new trustees

Not-for-profit care operator Greensleeves Care has appointed three new trustees – Des Kelly, Dallas Pounds and Kim Davies – who bring a wealth of experience from the care and healthcare industry, property and estates expertise, as well as leadership and governance.

Greensleeves says the appointments reinforce the board at a time of significant expansion and sustainable growth.

Des Kelly brings tremendous experience gained in the care industry. He was the executive director of the National Care Forum from 2003 until his retirement in 2016 and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2007 for services to social care.

Des was also the founder chair of the Care Provider Alliance, is currently the chair of the charity the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) and previously chaired the advisory group of the ‘My Home Life’ culture change programme and also … Read More »

Care England launches judicial review

Posted on April 20th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Care England launches judicial review

Provider representative body Care England, in the face of opposition from Essex Council, is proceeding to judicial review of the fee rates Essex pays to independent care home providers.

The judicial review brought by Care England seeks to challenge the lawfulness of the Council’s fee setting decision in respect of the ‘old contract’ and its refusal to review the rates under the ‘new contract’.

Care England believes the Council’s actions to date to be a breach of its responsibilities under the Care Act 2014.

Care England chief executive Professor Martin Green said the association was deeply concerned about the Council’s conduct towards the care home market within Essex and as a result, the sustainability of that market.

“This is an important challenge in support of providers in Essex and those new and existing residents receiving care,” said Prof. Green.

Time to start planning for Care Home Open Day

Posted on April 18th, by geoff in Caring Times, CT blog. 3 comments

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

While it’s only mid-April, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about Care Home Open Day. This year it’s on Friday, June 19th and will be the fifth time the event has been held.

Now is the time to send out your first press release to the local media so that they can diarise it and perhaps run a story in the lead-up to the event.

Now is also a good time to get signs organised – signs which can be placed at the front of care homes, promoting the event and encouraging the community to use the opportunity to come and have a look around. This is really cheap marketing and shows a willingness to be a part of the local community.

Some sort of special event can be planned for the day. As this year’s theme is … Read More »

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