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EXCLUSIVE: Major providers to promote benefits of live-in care in new report

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The Live in Care Hub is preparing to publish a new report that makes the case for 24-hour care at home as a better alternative to residential care.

The not-for-profit organisation, which aims to raise the quality of care in the UK by giving people the opportunity to be cared for at home, will demonstrate, through evidence, the benefits of live-in care in its Better at Home report 2020.

Twenty live-in care providers, including The Good Care Group, PillarCare, Christies Care, Mumby’s Homecare and Ashridge Home Care, have contributed to the report, which will be published in the coming weeks.

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Speaking to Home Care Insight, The Good Care Group managing director Dominique Kent (pictured) said: “I would like to see live-in care firmly on the ‘options’ list for all citizens considering care when ‘around the clock’ care is needed.

“All too often the default position is to move individuals into care homes when that does not have to be the only choice.

“Working as a part of the Live-In care Hub, there are 20 of us who have contributed to and who are about to publish our ‘Better at Home’ report 2020. Evidenced based, we demonstrate our difference.”

Last year, The Good Care Group secured a five-star rating from the CQC. At a recent UKHCA conference, Kent explained how embracing technology was “fundamental” to achieving the Outstanding rating.

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