Anstead offers staunch support for new English Care body


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

Newly formed national care home lobby group English Care was staunchly supported by Four Seasons Healthcare chief executive Hamilton Anstead when he spoke at Laing & Buisson¹s annual long term care conference in March. In answer to his rhetorical “Is anybody listening” Mr Anstead told delegates that, since New Labour won government in 1997, the sector had been deluged with legislation and guidance but there had been no action taken to address the sector¹s concerns. “This government has ignored what providers have been telling them, it has ignored its own Royal Commission, and it has ignored the Laing & Buisson report commissioned by the Rowntree Foundation,” Mr Anstead said. “We should be angry about this. We have businesses to protect ­ we want them to be successful ­ and we care about the people in our care. Since 1990 the independent and voluntary sector has registered 170,00 new beds ­ there are now 425,000 beds employing 450,000 people and, since 1990, more than £5 billion has been invested in the





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