Optimistic study published


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

A new study into the key strategic issues facing the long-term care for older people sector has been produced by the English Community Care Association (ECCA), in collaboration with Laing & Buisson and P&G Professional. Based on a series of in-depth tele-phone interviews conducted by Laing & Buisson in Spring of this year, Improving Lives, Improving Life is described as a major qualitative study which is believed to be the first of its kind. Laing & Buisson chief executive William Laing said the study gauged perceptions across the entire spectrum of the care sector, with participants being asked more than 90 questions concerning the sector and the diverse issues that it currently faces. “With so much negative coverage of the care home sector, we felt there was a need for an objective study to focus on how the sector is actually responding to challenges with optimism and innovative thinking,” said Mr Laing. ECCA director of community care Ann Mackay said the study would help the long term care sector to define





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