Too many cooks?

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

It could be down to climate change, I suppose – well, everything else seems to be – but have you noticed the bewildering number of representative organisations that are currently clinging to the peak of the care home sector pyramid? Talk about fragmentation; it makes the Balkans look almost cohesive. What’s more, all those people who don’t belong to any of them, perhaps because they just don’t fancy it – though let’s not forget the freeloaders – suggests this abundance could also be disproportionate. Nowadays the industry is swimming in an alphabet soup of acronyms. Not satisfied with ECCA, NCA and RNHA, now there’s an ARC sanctuary for learning disabilities providers, the NCF champions not-for-profit organisations, while registered managers are huddling together in the NCMA. If this catches on, pretty soon every prickly minority who feel their special needs have somehow been marginalised will be clamouring for their own power base. Next up, proprietors with large mortgages and homes with sm

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