Care Home room | Care Home Providers Guidance

Care England slams £500K+ ‘Care Hotel’ initiative

Care England has slammed an initiative by Norfolk and Waveney CCG to place care recipients into ‘care hotels’ at a cost to the taxpayer of well over half a million Pounds.

In the three-month pilot scheme designed to alleviate pressure on the NHS, in early 2022, 36 care recipients were sent to a hotel where they received care for an average of 16 weeks. According to Care England this cost taxpayers £15,555 per care recipient – or a total of £559,980.

This took place at a time when care homes are reporting unfilled beds.

Care England Chief Executive Professor Martin Green OBE, said:
“[Despite] the pressures of COVID-19, the ‘care hotel’ initiative represented mismanagement of public funds on a scale that is wholly unacceptable. It also emphasises the lack of capacity planning.

“Local independent adult social care services have consistently demonstrated that they are able to offer taxpayers value for money. Care England would ask for assurances from the Government that the care sector will be considered and involved in future ICS planning as to avoid expensive and inefficient initiatives.”

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletter
By continuing to browse or by clicking "Accept All Cookies" you agree to the storing of first and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.
Cookie Policy
Cookie Settings
Decline All
Accept All Cookies
By continuing to browse or by clicking "Accept All Cookies" you agree to the storing of first and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.
Cookie Policy
Cookie Settings
Decline All
Accept All Cookies
Cookie Settings
STAY UPDATED!
Thank you for visiting CHMonline.co.uk, the website for the leading magazine for care home managers, operators and directors. If you would like to receive the digital edition and/or the editor's regular newsletters via email please subscribe here.
Are you a care home staff member or operator?
Terms: Care Home Management (S&A Publishing) may use the information you provide on this form to get in touch with you with relevant industry news and promotions. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us. We will treat your information with respect. For more information please view our privacy policy.
By submitting this form you agree to the terms.
SUBSCRIBE