Will partnerships deliver?

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

The care industry has consisted largely of single home operators, and despite some inroads into this scenario by the corporates, has continued to flourish, with each individual organisation having the delivery of excellence in their interest. Care associations were originally founded by small numbers of like minded care home owners. Until recently domiciliary care and staff/nursing agencies had a low profile and an even lower priority for the established care providers. However I perceive that we are entering a new era in which significant increases in co-operation will be not only in the interests of our own businesses but also in those of our service users. If my own association in Hertfordshire is anything to go by, there is now a move towards forming partnerships across the entire care industry. We now have members from all client groups and also from the domiciliary and nursing agency sectors. It is significant that the “not for profit” organisations such as Abbeyfield and Crossroads are an increasingly

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