Simon Gilbert

About Simon Gilbert

Simon has been involved with care homes for over 30 years, providing advice to care home operators, both small and large. In this time, he has seen the sector grow from a cottage industry, with mostly small independent homes, into the sophisticated services we see today. He is passionate about the sector and the quality of both the care and its environment.

UNPAID CARERS – £119 BILLION POUNDS PER ANNUM

When talking about elderly care, most people think you mean care homes - which currently house around 400,000 individuals across the UK. But this figure pales into insignificance against the number of people receiving care from an unpaid family member or friend. 7 MILLION. Yes, that's right - at least 7 million people are being [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:34:27+00:00October 24th, 2016|News|

TOUGH TIMES AHEAD

With the number of over 85s in the UK forecast to more than double in the next 20 years, you would imagine that care home operators would be rubbing their hands with glee. Not so. There are currently just over 20,000 care homes for the elderly in the UK, but despite the rapidly aging population, [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:35:12+00:00June 5th, 2016|News|

GRANDFATHER

I met someone last week who told me a story about her grandfather, whose dementia condition had been worsening to such an extent that sadly he could no longer continue living on his own at home. So while my new acquaintance was working abroad, her parents had found a care home for him, and by [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:38:08+00:00April 29th, 2016|Dementia Care|
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