A new report by ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) says that Integrated Retirement Communities key to avoiding care system collapse and tackling care worker crisis.
This new research on the care provided by Integrated Retirement Communities shows that:
- Integrated Retirement Communities cut time care staff spend travelling, improve health of residents and can reduce the need for care workers by 60,000.
- Findings come amid predictions of 490,000 additional care staff being needed by 2035.
- The care quality in Integrated Retirement Communities is well above average.
ARCO says its report highlights the urgent need to expand the provision of Integrated Retirement Communities in the UK. ARCO is also calling on the Government to act quickly to set up the cross-department task force on housing-with-care that it says it is considering, and to include measures to expand housing-with-care in the forthcoming social care White Paper.