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CARE HOMES FACING LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY

Over the past few years the vast majority of businesses have experienced almost 100% increases in their energy bills, no more so than the care sector.


In their quest to keep residents warm especially during the winter months a typical facility of 50 residents would cost in the region of £50,000 annually on gas and electricity.


In a report by Warm Front Limited Melanie Weatherby, co-chair of the Care Association Alliance was quoted as saying “It could be the straw that breaks the camel's back” in reference to the incredible price hikes during this time.


Also Nadra Ahmed, executive chair of the National Care Association voiced concern for the sector. “Energy price crisis will make some providers feel they are unsustainable.”


“We can’t turn [heating] off,” she said. “We need it running all the time. I think the impact is going to be substantial, especially through the winter months.”


Business energy prices are predicted to grow by a further 30% over the next five years


Small operators were already facing 1 17% increase in gas costs and a further 20% increase the following year. The care sector was saying that unless public funding for care homes was not increased a large number of care providers would struggle to keep their doors open in the long term.


The sector was pleading for assistance and without an increase in funding, operators will face big decisions whether to burn money or take the difficult option of closing the doors for good.


Six of the largest not-for-profit care operators who care for about 95,000 older people expressed their concern to the government over the impact the energy crisis was having on the sector. MHA, Anchor, Hanover, Sanctuary, the Orders of St John Care Trust and the NCF all contacted the government for support and guidance.


Nicola Richards, who represents care homes in Sheffield, asked: “Where and how do you recover the cost [of utility price hikes] because we don’t have a surplus of money to put into the light and heat.


The energy crisis has impacted the care sector immensely over the past few years


She went on to say that care homes within the Yorkshire region were cutting staff, scrapping maintenance projects and cancelling entertainers. In order to keep the heating on it was a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.


Energy is typically one of the largest overheads so looking at ways of maintaining the standards of comfort and care within the care home are a major priority. According to a recent CBI survey, business energy prices are predicted to continue growing by possibly 30% over the next five years. So, the sector is looking at different ways of enterprise of all types in order to be more energy efficient.



Utility savings can be a challenge for any business, but the good news is that our subscription based utility management service is here to help. With a bespoke customer facing portal, businesses can manage their utility costs more efficiently.


Reduce My Bills utility management allows businesses to manage their energy consumption efficiently. The portal offers a user-friendly interface that enables businesses to view their energy usage and track their energy bills in real-time. This streamlined approach makes utility management easy and straightforward, freeing up business owners' time to concentrate on their core business.


With bespoke customer portals, businesses can tailor their energy usage plans according to their needs. The portal provides customised analytics and reporting options that help businesses identify potential areas of energy savings. This data can be used to implement cost-saving measures and optimise energy usage to reduce expenses.


Here at Reduce My Bills Limited we have a genuine way to support your business. This will lead to greater investment into the vital care service you provide.


With you having multiple & varied use of electricity our sophisticated monitoring solution highlights how you can become more efficient leading to reduced consumption. This inter alia is a fantastic way to make tangible savings.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions :



neil@reducemybills.ltd

07970516655





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