Albion Care Communities (ACC), a newly launched developer of luxury care homes, will create a £10m venue that comes complete with first class facilities including a cinema room and hairdressing salon for its first project.
The announcement on 24 November that the NHS will receive a £3.8bn, above-inflation, cash injection next year has once again stoked up a debate about how best to deliver healthcare to an ageing population with increasingly complex health requirements.
Sevacare was founded in 1998 by Ravi Bains, who had been working across social care and identified a chronic lack of housing and care services for BME (black and minority) elders in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
Picture care workers, cleaners and catering staff. These traditional women’s jobs have the unenviable distinction of being three of the lowest paid jobs in the UK – typically well below £10 per hour. And that’s a big problem – particularly in the adult social care sector, where attracting the very best is important to deliver quality of care.