A new publication will help care providers across the UK navigate the challenging financial pressures and offer cost-saving solutions to support business operations.
In response to the financial and workforce crisis facing the social care sector, Care England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England and registered charity, has launched ‘Care England: Savings, Solutions, and Sustainability’. This new publication is part of an exciting collaborative project between Care England and Care Management Matters (CMM). CMM has been publishing in the social care sector for 20 years, supporting providers in running their businesses with a monthly management journal, bespoke events, and a newly launched podcast.
Each edition will comprise expert-led technical features covering operations and solutions in relation to cost saving, and several salient themes including workforce and funding. The publication will also offer legal advice and hear first-hand accounts from providers on how they have navigated financial problems. Readers will also benefit from a useful and detailed contacts and resources section helping small and large providers connect with leading industry figures and organisations that work specifically in their financial and procurement fields. There will also be the opportunity for readers to have their questions answered by the Care England team.
The first edition of the new quarterly publication is expected to publish in November 2023 and will be available in print and digital format. All other publications will be available digitally, with one further edition available in print bi-annually thereafter. The informative publication is entirely focused on cost-saving solutions and will be essential reading for operational leaders and purchase decision-makers in the social care sector.
Care England’s analysis indicates that due to cost pressures, up to 50% of care providers have considered exiting the market in the last 12 months and a growing number believe may need to exit the market in the next six months to two years if the environment does not change.1 ‘Care England: Savings, Solutions, and Sustainability’ is leading the way in helping care providers manage their costs and plan for the future.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England said,
“Care providers are financially challenged now more than ever. Brexit, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis have taken a devastating effect on the care sector, which has wiped years off the viability of many homes. This new publication from Care England and CMM is a pragmatic solution which aims to support both the larger provider as well as the smaller groups and SMEs by offering insight and support.”
Professor Green continues:
“Providers must adapt their businesses if we are to future-proof the care market; with an ageing population, there is no time to lose when it comes to improving operational efficiency. Care England remains committed to supporting providers and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their continued hard work and dedication to caring for people. There is a long journey ahead, but we believe coming together and sharing best-practice and information on this subject is paramount to work to relieve pressures together. CMM is a well-established publication with an excellent track record of ensuring the right message is delivered to the frontline and we are delighted to have partnered with them.”
Lisa Werthmann, Director at Care Management Matters (CMM) said,
“It is fantastic to be part of this new project with Care England. The Care England team has continued to deliver informative content to the CMM audience for many years – writing news-led articles for the magazine, speaking at CMM Insight events and, this year, we were delighted to welcome Professor Martin Green OBE as a cost-host to the CMMOFFTHEPAGE podcast.”
“CMM was established to and will continue to support social care providers with running their businesses and ‘Care England: Savings, Solutions, and Sustainability’ is an exciting addition to CMM’s portfolio of content.”
‘Care England: Savings, Solutions, and Sustainability’ endeavours to be truly reflective of, and reactive to, providers’ needs. To do this, Care England and CMM would love to hear from you! Get in touch via the Care England website with any questions on workforce, costs and operations, or if you have any pressing issues you’d like to see covered.
Printed editions will be sent directly to over 14,700 care providers in England via post, and the publication will be available to read via the Care England website. In the meantime, to find out more please visit: https://www.careengland.org.uk/savings-solutions-and-sustainability/.