England’s dementia care crisis highlights importance of Penrose Care’s mission

Belsize Village, London, 13 October 2014: Ethical home care provider Penrose Care expresses its sadness and deep concern over the Care Quality Commission’s Cracks in the Pathway report which found that 9/10 care homes inspected “had some aspect of poor or inconsistent care”, the Daily Mail reported earlier today.

“The CQC’s findings show that England’s care crisis continues, which although disheartening, confirms the importance of Penrose Care’s mission to provide and promote ethics in social care,” said Penrose Care managing director, Robert Stephenson-Padron.

Penrose Care aims to hire excellent and caring staff, supported by top of the range training – including dementia care training for workers providing dementia care – within an organisation that genuinely cares for them as human beings. This framework has resulted in feedback from the families of our dementia home care clients that is consistently excellent.

Further, Penrose Care is constantly working with policy makers to assist them in alleviating and eventually solving the UK’s care crisis. As such, we have participated at policy roundtables and policy papers both at the House of Commons and House of Lords. We will continue these activities as it is our firm belief that it is not sufficient to be ethical just within our own remit, but to promote such ethics outside our organisation as well.

Penrose Care will continue to promote ethics in social care, especially in dementia care, and indeed, aims to release some exciting news on this front in November.

Media Contact

Robert Stephenson-Padron, robert.padron@penrosecare.co.uk

0207 435 2644

About Penrose Care

Penrose Care is an ethical provider of home care services London, United Kingdom to adults with disabilities and elderly persons, including those with dementia.  The company operates upon a fundamental belief that to promote a caring workforce, the organisation itself must be caring. As the pioneer of ethics in home care in the UK, Penrose Care in 2012 became one of the first four providers in the country to become an Accredited Living Wage Employer and in 2013 the first independent sector provider to be compliant with Citizens UK’s landmark Social Care Charter.

Penrose Care’s ethical approach promotes higher quality social care workers and low staff turnover which in turn results in excellent care. Penrose Care is headquartered in Belsize Village, north London and was founded by Robert Stephenson-Padron, a healthcare research analyst, and Dr. Matthew Knight, a hospital physician.

Penrose Care dementia care

Penrose Care provides home care services to those with dementia

 

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