Placements wrangle

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

Owners of small care homes in East Lincolnshire and Humberside have won the support of the Association of Small Businesses (ASB) in their battle to obtain more placements and fee increases from local authorities in the area. ASB founder and managing director Jim Barrington said the ASB fully supported a statement issued by the care home owners which accused the Labour Government of “pursuing a secret agenda aimed at squeezing small homes out of business in order to make way for more large-scale corporate residential and nursing home establishments”. “Small,” they say, “is no longer beautiful in the eyes of Mr Blair’s policy makers who clearly see domiciliary and ‘institutionalised’ care as the way forward”. The statement said suspicion about the Government’s plans for the private residential and nursing home sector had been fuelled by a recent statement attributed to Peter Hay, director of social services for North East Lincolnshire. The statement quotes Mr Hay as telling care home owners that: “The Governmen

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