Running a residential care or nursing home is no mean feat. You need to be able to juggle day-to-day operations, various regulations, Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections and most importantly, the health, safety and wellbeing of residents. That is of course alongside maintaining the reputation of the home, looking after employees and managing the performance of the business to ensure it survives in a challenging care landscape.
With an increasing ageing population alongside Government spending cuts, it is estimated that adult social care services could soon face a £1.5 billion funding gap, which is expected to rise to £3.5 billion by 2024-25, according the Local Government Association.1
In addition, a report by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) found that the number of people aged over 85 grew three times faster than the adult population as a whole in the decade to 2017, and the number of older people who need publicly funded s