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CQC ratings have a huge impact on your care home business. If your home has received a ‘poor’ or ‘requires improvement’ rating, then you are probably in a panic. After all, you could stand to lose a lot of money.

CQC data reveals postcode lottery for Outstanding care

CQC data reveals postcode lottery for Outstanding care

We believe that everyone should be able to receive outstanding care, regardless of who they are or where they come from. This is a value shared by our expert care consultants and underpins the support that we provide to our care home clients across the UK. But the...

Preparing your care home for the summer

Preparing your care home for the summer

As summer begins, it’s important for care home owners and managers to prepare for the warmer weather. Whether it’s exploring new opportunities for residents to enjoy the climate, cost-saving solutions or risk awareness, find out all you need to know in our seasonal...

A sneak peak from our party

A sneak peak from our party

On Monday 23rd May, we celebrated turning five at the Savage Garden rooftop bar in London! Check out some of the photos from the glamorous night, which we shared with our long-term friends, clients and colleagues in the social care sector.

A new look for Fulcrum Care to shape our next chapter

A new look for Fulcrum Care to shape our next chapter

Five years is a key milestone in any business. Only 50% of companies make it this far, so we’ve used this pivotal moment to refresh our brand to reflect how far we’ve come, and where we are going, in our continuing journey of helping care home owners, providers and...

We’re celebrating 5 years of helping care

We’re celebrating 5 years of helping care

Fulcrum Care is proud to announce that we’re celebrating our fifth year of award-winning care home consultancy. Needless to be say, it’s been a challenging – but highly rewarding – journey. Here’s how we’ve got here – and where we’re going next. Five years of care...

Managing a care home turnaround from Inadequate

Managing a care home turnaround from Inadequate

If a care home is deemed to be providing inadequate care for its residents, it can be at risk of being greatly limited in the services it can provide – or even shut down. So, when one of our care home clients found themselves under review, it was crucial to implement...

What can care providers expect from the CQC regulation changes?

What can care providers expect from the CQC regulation changes?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that it will be making changes to its regulatory framework in April 2023. This means that some care home providers may need to adapt to meet its new approach to inspections. Expert care consultants, Fulcrum Care, outline...

Ensuring IPC standards in your care home during a health crisis

Ensuring IPC standards in your care home during a health crisis

The challenges of the pandemic were especially hard for the care sector, forcing an unprecedented number of issues for care homes across the UK. This meant that some care home providers needed an experienced care consultant to ensure the proper belts and braces were...

Repositioning an unused care home facility

Repositioning an unused care home facility

If a care home facility is not occupied, or is no longer needed for residents, repositioning its purpose can often be a beneficial way to continue helping the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fulcrum Care was approached by one such case, to ensure that it...

Having the right audit toolkit for your care home

Having the right audit toolkit for your care home

All care homes are subject to regulation and audits from the Care Quality Commission to ensure they are running to a high standard of compliance. One way that care home owners and providers can maintain the best service in their care home is to regularly practice mock...

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