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Richard Woodward, general manager of apetito’s care home division, looks at how care homes can navigate rising costs

With recent news that the UK economy entered recession at the end of 2023, it is becoming clear that the turbulent times care homes have been facing for the last few years are a long way from over. 

From Brexit to COVID, to soaring energy bills and skyrocketing prices and inflation, the last few years have been some of the most unsettled ever for the care sector. A recent CQC report found that a combination of the cost-of-living crisis and workforce pressures have had a significant impact. It details how adult social care providers are struggling to pay staff in line with inflation, as well as facing increased running costs, including electricity and the cost of quality food ingredients.1

We recently hosted a brand-new episode of our Lunch With… webinar series. Clare Hunt from the apetito care homes team sat down with Martin Green OBE, CEO of Care England, to discuss the current challenges facing care homes. 

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