Construction output and RMI in the healthcare and care homes
sectors, with forecasts to 2019.
The funding was used to buy equipment, develop the supporting software and train more than 500 care home
and pharmacy staff in its use.
Around half of care home
staff - 300,000 people - will be eligible for a pay rise when the new rate comes in for over-25s, with the lowest paid receiving PS640 a year, said the report.
The report includes the performance of over 1,200 care homes
across England, Scotland and Wales, analysing data on fee rates and occupancy as well as energy spend, buildings and technology.
This is the third in a series of Yorkshire care homes
built by Darrington Healthcare, which also owns Willow Park care home
in Pontefract and Elm Park Care Home
Such a strategy comes at a price, if residents cannot enforce their human rights against privately-run care homes
or the councils which have purchased their placement.
Residents at Fairfield Care Home
held a | Hawaiian themed open day while, inset, Drayton Court Care Home
held an Elvis themed event
Following their latest events, the care homes
presented a PS150 cheque to Anne at Mandale House Care Home
, which will add to the total of more than PS2,000 raised so far.
Dr Joe Greener, a social work lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, who once worked undercover in a care home
for a research project, said: "There are massive issues with pay and retention of staff in the industry.
Organiser John Byrne, of Care Home
Support Services, said: "We chose this care home
at random and asked the residents and staff what would help to make a difference to them.
Many private care homes
across the region face similar problems, claiming a lack of placements from cash-strapped councils, who are paying "unrealistic fees".
If you've rarely or never been into a care home
before, make sure you visit a few before you make a choice," says Tim, who is also Director of the company Protomed which designs safe systems for managing drugs in care homes