Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has announced the launch of its Market Intelligence Information (MINT) database.
CEO Professor Martin Green said the database will enable members to have crucial data at their finger tips when discussing fees or quality with local authorities or CCGs.
MINT features a range of data and links information from FOI requests, private and publicly available data sources.
It is searchable by local authority and CCG, by parliamentary constituency, care provider, post code and group name and will produce reports by authority, search or advanced search criteria.
Green said: “MINT is tailor made for our members allowing them to be forewarned and thus forearmed.
“MINT will help providers prepare for conversations and negotiations as they need to be au fait with their local markets in order to provide a basis for informed decisions. MINT is part of a raft of membership benefits that help providers operate to their optimum ability.”
At the Future of Care Conference last week, Green highlighted 2020 as the year of opportunity for social care.
He explained that providers and local authorities should use the next 12 months to rethink the way they deliver care, by responding to individual needs in innovative and creative ways.