New English care home organisation is founded

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

A new organisation has been formed with the stated aim of improving the quality of life for thousands of vulnerable and elderly people in care homes in England. Corporate members of the care sector, representing more than 100,000 beds, are reported to have joined forces with smaller independent care home owners to create an effective campaigning organisation. More than 50 care associations throughout England are reported to have unanimously agreed to back corporate giants such as Four Seasons, Southern Cross, NHP, Highfield, Ashbourne and Westminster Health Care in the struggle to obtain a fair and equitable fee structure for the 310,000 residents currently in care. The new organisation, representing more than 50 per cent of care beds, will work to develop a single issue strategy calculated to attract all of England’s 29,000 care homes to back the campaign. Representatives want the new organisation to obtain appropriate fees for care homes which, they say, have long been under-funded by the Governmen. The del

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