Goyal and Eastwood discuss saving social care on new CHM podcast

The founder of Hallmark Care homes and the chair of Care England Avnish Goyal explains his 30 year plan for social care on the latest Care Home Management magazine podcast sponsored by MyAko.com.

In the April podcast Goyal also calls for more cross-party political support to help solve social care sector’s problems.

“I have been in this sector for 23 years and we have come a long way in how we deliver care to older people but there is still so much more we need to do to have a world class service,” he says.

He adds: “The Green Paper will arrive eventually, but it is likely to ask more questions rather than provide answers as we continue to lurch from one issue to another. This is why we need a first-class long-term plan.”

Neil Eastwood, author of the book Saving Social Care, is also interviewed on the podcast and says that when it comes to staffing the sector is in a terrible position to meet future demand.

“We have 110,00 vacancies in England alone and, although there are issues around funding, there also needs to be more of a focus on how care homes find the right people and keep them.”

The third guest on the April podcast is Tracey Campbell, managing director of The Paterson Group. She explains how the government’s new T Level courses will raise standards and boost staff retention.

“The T Levels will attract the right people into the industry,” says Campbell “Those taking part will get a good balance between industry placements and classroom learning, and work alongside apprenticeships. They will be a great way for students to learn about the industry.”

To hear the full interviews and more care home news please download the podcast or listen here.

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