Community Integrated Care Supports Commission on Residential Care Report
Community Integrated Care was proud to co-fund The Commission on Residential Care (CORC) Report – “A vision for care fit for the twenty-first century”, which was produced by the leading cross-party thinktank, Demos.
The CORC report was published on 3rd September and has received national attention, after making a number of suggestions to improve standards of residential care and transform public perceptions of the care sector. The publication was co-funded by our charity, as part of our membership of the National Care Forum.
The report explores the future of the entire spectrum of residential care services – from care homes to extra care villages and supported living services, for older people and people who live with disabilities. It was Chaired by Paul Burstow MP, the former Care Services Minister.
The Commission recommends a number of measures to ensure good practice and change public opinions. These include enshrining a broader, more accurate definition of ‘housing with care’ throughout government policy; greater co-location of care settings with other community services, such as colleges; the expansion of Care Quality Commission’s role in inspecting commissioning practices; and promoting excellence in the profession through the introduction of a license to practice and a living wage. The Commission concludes that these measures, amongst others, could help build a housing with care sector fit for the twenty-first century.
Neil Matthewman, Chief Executive of Community Integrated Care, says: “As part of our five year strategy, Community Integrated Care committed to becoming the UK’s Leading Health and Social Care Charity by 2017 – this includes us helping our sector to find new solutions and improve public perception. Because of this commitment, we were pleased to support the Commission on Residential Care report, by helping to co-fund it.”
He continues, “The report has a number of thought provoking findings, which we hope will stimulate debate, action and improvement in our sector.”