With so many underlying pressures in the care market, Dorset Council recognised that they needed to tackle the situation through a detailed review of all their commissioned residential costs. As market leaders in the field, they chose Valuing Care to work on both projects, taking a different tact in the two areas to ensure they got the most value added from the work.
Dorset asked Valuing Care to collect information on all their current residential packages and load them onto their Purchaser software to create a Dorset specific cost model.
Looking across the market they concentrated on two key areas:
• Older People’s Residential and Nursing Care
• Learning Disabilities Residential, both in and out of the County
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