Better services for care homes

To help develop the local market to provide services tailored to the needs of present and future residents of your care home you need:

Under the Care Act, local authorities have a duty to achieve a responsive, diverse and sustainable market of service providers. The starting point for this is the publication of a Market Position Statement.

For more information go to TLAP: commissioning and market shaping

Market development to fit local needs should be the result of joint work and consultation with a wide range of organisations and individual citizens.

Care home owners and managers clearly have a role to play in shaping the market for residential care. Collaboration with local agencies will help you to develop the future of your care home.

Checklist for owners and managers