Cost of Medicine

As a homecare provider who visits clients in their own homes and witness medication being dispensed to clients in a residential home setting, the amount of medication that is dispensed that isn't even needed is ridiculous.  We work on a "let us know if you don't need it" approach when in fact it should be the other way around.

Why is this idea important?

As a homecare provider who visits clients in their own homes and witness medication being dispensed to clients in a residential home setting, the amount of medication that is dispensed that isn't even needed is ridiculous.  We work on a "let us know if you don't need it" approach when in fact it should be the other way around.

Cost Saving Ideas

Our current local authority provides both in-house and, would you believe it? – training for free to all private sector companies for social and adult care services.  This should not be something that the local authority offers for free – we can't afford it as a country and its not their job !!!

They also hold regular meetings (in fact you could be at a local authority meeting within social care every day of the week) and these are usually held at top class expensive hotels with free lunch (which will be paid for in advance and most people leave early and don't take it).  This is hardly a "low cost to operate" approach – it screams money wasting to me

Why is this idea important?

Our current local authority provides both in-house and, would you believe it? – training for free to all private sector companies for social and adult care services.  This should not be something that the local authority offers for free – we can't afford it as a country and its not their job !!!

They also hold regular meetings (in fact you could be at a local authority meeting within social care every day of the week) and these are usually held at top class expensive hotels with free lunch (which will be paid for in advance and most people leave early and don't take it).  This is hardly a "low cost to operate" approach – it screams money wasting to me

Criminal Record Bureau Checks

These should be transferable!  We run a family business here serving our local community with a Residential Home for the Elderly and have now extended our services to Homecare.  In order to keep costs down and deliver a fantastic price to the local authority we should be able to use our current staff but due to regulations!!!!! our homecare agency has to officially employ, crb check, train and induct a member of staff from our home before they can attend a client in the community – absolutely crackers and just adds in additional cost which then makes the hourly rate we charge to the authority more expensive

Why is this idea important?

These should be transferable!  We run a family business here serving our local community with a Residential Home for the Elderly and have now extended our services to Homecare.  In order to keep costs down and deliver a fantastic price to the local authority we should be able to use our current staff but due to regulations!!!!! our homecare agency has to officially employ, crb check, train and induct a member of staff from our home before they can attend a client in the community – absolutely crackers and just adds in additional cost which then makes the hourly rate we charge to the authority more expensive