Norsecare thrives while independent care homes struggle
Caring Times, May 2014
Norsecare is a company wholly owned by Norfolk County Council. The council pays more than £600 per week for dementia care in their own Norse homes, whether the bed is occupied or not.
The council pays Norfolk’s independent homes £443 for the same service. While not wishing to be ungracious it does make my blood boil whenever I hear how wonderful the care Norsecare provides is. It is at the expense of everyone in Norfolk not living or working in a Norse home.
Norsecare is also investing heavily in new provision. A new £19m care village on the outskirts of Norwich is the latest which includes an 80 bed dementia home).
Not only are they depriving independent homes of much needed funds now, they may well deprive many homes of their livelihoods completely in the future.
– Tim Armitage, Woodspring House Fakenham, Norfolk