Podcast about the care sector and best practice

Continued Care’s director Samantha Harrison has been discussing the care sector and best practice in a podcast for The Parliamentary Review.

The independent series of publications gives people working in private and public sector organisations the chance to share and promote best practice, as well as discussing their personal insights, ideas and concerns. It also offers perspectives from politicians and industry leaders.

Back in April 2019, Continued Care was one of seven UK homecare providers to be featured in the hard copy and online editions of The Parliamentary Review about domiciliary care. In the article, Samantha looked at both the challenges for people working in the care sector as well as the rewards and fulfilment that it brings.

She was later invited to partake in a podcast to discuss in more detail the issues she talked about in her article. The series of podcasts by The Parliamentary Review features host Jonathan White interviewing directors, CEOs, CFOs, chairmen and presidents of innovative organisations across a range of sectors, along with political figures. He hears about their organisations, their views and ideas, as well as their take on the political and economic state of the country.

In podcast #46 Samantha is interviewed by guest host James Thomas. She begins by talking about the origins and growth of Continued Care over the last 25 years in Harrogate. The company now works with over 250 clients, offering everything from 15 minute pop-in visits to 24 hour care. Samantha discusses how as a service it has become very reflective about how outcomes are delivered to people so that all their needs are met, not just from a social care perspective.

She mentions the company’s achievements over the past year since she wrote her article for The Parliamentary Review. This includes receiving an Outstanding rating from the CQC in January 2019, and various successes in the Great British Care Awards.

Samantha also discusses the hugely important issue of the investment that’s needed in the social care sector, not just through funding but through training and opportunities so people view working in social care as a career with a proper structure.

Listen to what Samantha has to say by clicking the links here:

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