Do you want to bet your business that I’m wrong? – go on, make my day!

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

|What does the future hold for the long-term care sector? BRYAN HIGGINS, manager of RSM Robson Rhodes1 advisory service, Careforce, puts his head above the parapet and predicts what he believes lies ahead for the sector, as well as identifying government initiatives and external factors impacting on the marketplace.| “You are all in business and I am not just a politician.” – These were the words used by health minister Stephen Ladyman in his address to the National Care Homes Association Conference last autumn. His message and tone were familiar: “.Sthe sector hasn1t liked what I1ve had to say”, and delegates immediately understood his emphasis would be on extracare, delivered in a speech that described the changes that the Government believes are necessary in social care in the coming years. “Care homes do have a big role to play in the future. They are one part of the spectrum of care that must be available everywhere. ButS..” Then the velvet glove was slipped off and the tough talking began.

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