Launch of Caresolve Recruitment

We are delighted to announce the launch of Caresolve Recruitment. Our new service is headed up by James Parkin, our co-founder and Operations Director. James has in-depth knowledge and experience of the recruitment sector, particularly within specialist health and social care markets. As a company, we understand the difficulties of recruiting within the care sector and are delighted to now offer care staffing solutions across all areas of a care business from entry level to senior management. We have successfully sourced staff for many...

How to regain the trust of the authorities after an ‘Inadequate’ CQC

This month, we have been talking to Healthcare Business about the importance of regaining the trust of the authorities after an 'Inadequate' CQC. The full story appears on page 44 of the new issue and you can read it here bit.ly/KD6emx We know that a poor inspection report can have a dramatic and detrimental impact on a care home. The consequences can often be severe and, if remedial work and required improvements are not made within the timeframes given, operators may end up being forced to contend with anything from loss of support from ...

Caresolve to give seminar on calculating ‘the true cost of care’

Caresolve, the specialists in care home transformation, will be speaking about ‘the true cost of care’ at the Lancashire Care Association’s Spring Seminar next month. Caresolve’s Consultancy Director Ben Challinor and Finance Director Richard Shore have been invited to give the seminar on Thursday, 4th May at Farington Lodge in Leyland, Preston (9am-1pm, cost from £25). They will be joined by Rachel Adamson, a partner at Stephensons Solicitors LLP who will also be giving a session on how to ensure that your care business is CQC c...

Is your care home effective?

When they are carrying out their care home inspections, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) asks five key questions. We believe that two of the most important are whether that home is caring and is it effective? Typically, care homes fall down on the questions around leadership and safety but whether they are both effective and caring is crucial - and at the heart of what British care facilities should be providing to their residents. So what makes an effective care home and how can you give your home the best opportunity of achieving not j...

Caresolve’s Ten Steps to combat the impact of the National Living Wage

Care homes need to take immediate steps to prevent problems in the future. Our findings have shown that an increase in weekly fees of 2% per annum will result in profits dropping to 70% of current levels by 2021. And, alarmingly, an increase of 3% will not be enough to keep profits at the current level beyond 2019. So what can care homes do? Here’s our 10-point guide to help operators address the National Living Wage impact. 1. Understand and control your cost base. 2. Look at the dependency calculation for each resident based on...

Caresolve in the news

We have had a busy few months talking to journalists on some of the country’s leading care sector magazines. Our Finance Director Richard Shore recently carried out analysis showing the likely impact on an average operator’s profits based on the phasing in of increases in the National Living Wage during the period 2016 -21. Trade titles including Healthcare Business, Caring Times, Caring UK, Care Home Professional and The Care Home Environment all ran the story and our 10-point guide to help operators address the impact (see below for...

Launch of our new Care Home Management Service

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Care Home Management Service. Our service is aimed at operators wishing to take a step back from day to day involvement in managing their homes, are looking to sell the business and require an interim solution, or who would just like to remove the stress of dealing with CQC and the Local Authority. We have found that an increasing number of operators have been asking us for help with the operational and financial running of their care home. Whether it’s a short term engagement or a l...

Our new service is in the news

Our new Care Home Management Service has been making the news this week. Both Care Home Professional magazine and the Manchester Business Post ran the story on our new service, which is aimed at the owners of a care home or small group of homes. We launched the service after being approached by a number of care homes looking for help with the running of their home. We understand that there are ever mounting pressures on the care sector especially with the forthcoming increase in the National Living Wage. We have been talking to some...

Caresolve launches its Care Home Management Service

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Care Home Management Service. We have launched the national service after seeing an increased demand from care homes across the UK for management support. Our service is aimed at operators wishing to take a step back from day to day involvement in managing their homes, are looking to sell the business and require an interim solution, or who would just like to remove the stress of dealing with CQC and the Local Authority. Over recent months, an increasing number of operators have been askin...

Our NLW advice appears in March issue of Caring UK

The March issue of Caring UK magazine is also carrying our advice about the 10 steps all care homes should be taking to combat the impact of the National Living Wage. To read the article in full please visit http://www.caring-uk.co.uk/ and see page 14 of the March issue or click here.Caring UK - March 1st 2017...