Pressure on social care providers is at an all-time high. Being able to deliver services for an ageing population, with reduced funding, subject to complex regulation, under heightened public focus is no mean feat.
But you know that.
So how can we help you in this challenging climate?
Understanding the landscape
By understanding the landscape you operate in, we can support you with timely advice and solutions, enabling you to focus on the delivery of effective services to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Anticipating the challenges within the health and social care sector means that we forge long-term relationships with our clients, not just reacting to the issues faced on a daily basis, but working together in the long-term to help shape services and the sector as a whole.
Some of the challenges on your horizon may include:
- Responding to Enforcement Action or representations from the CQC or HSE.
- Competition and Markets Authority expectations on consumer terms bringing the need to reset terms and conditions.
- A further reduction in funding potentially meaning contract exits or renegotiations.
- Buying and selling services or rescuing failing providers.
- NMW challenges and HMRC inspections.
- Holiday pay miscalculation and implementing new practices or defending claims.
- Reputation issues which can include social media, requiring crisis management.
- Integrated care systems coming out of the NHS long-term plan leading to potential partnership agreements.
- GDPR compliance.
- Mental Capacity Act changes and the need for training in these areas.
We exist to improve lives, communities and society by working with clients who share our values. We understand that you need innovative, practical and commercial solutions to continue to deliver your social purpose and meet the challenges you face as a health and social care provider.
Our depth of resources means we can support with:
- Regulatory advice
- Property development
- TUPE support
- NMW support
- State aid
- Commercial contracts
- Data protection and freedom of information
- Intellectual property
- Dispute resolution
- Recovery of unpaid fees
- Crisis management
- Service user rights
Our commitment to the sector
We have built up a wealth of knowledge, experience and national influence within the health and social care sector. We are committed to being at the forefront of the issues and development of policy and legislation in the sector.
Strategic partnerships with sector bodies such as NCF (National Care Forum), Care England, UKHCA (United Kingdom Homecare Association) and Learning Disability England means that we understand what excellent looks like for our clients, and we work hard to support and deliver on those expectations.
For more information
Please contact John Wearing.