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Alongside the director of adult social care for Nottinghamshire, Fosse had a feature piece on BBC news today.

Our Managing Director, Volt Sacco and Fosse Care Workers, Leah and Chloe, featured on BBC News Today discussing the current funding crisis for adult social care in the UK and how our new Early Deterioration Project is set to revolutionise the industry to support primary care services and the NHS.


Social care is more than just a support service. At Fosse we do our very best to create real relationships with our clients and help them to live their lives as happily and healthily as possible at home or in supported living accommodation. However, without adequate funding into the sector providers are encountering a number of concerning issues that are making it difficult to operate effectively.

In the UK:

  • 542,000 people are currently awaiting assessment, review or care
  • 165,000 care jobs are unfilled (around 10% of the whole workforce)
  • There is a 7-billion-pound funding gap per year for the sector (only 5.4 billion across 3 years has been promised)

Not only is the lack of funding impacting our sector, these issues we are facing are causing more strain on primary care services and the NHS. With more and more people visiting understaffed GP practices and hospitals, waiting times are at an all time high and the pressure on these healthcare services and their staff is overwhelming.

To help tackle both issues, Fosse have developed an innovative solution whereby adult social care workers are trained to take clinical observations without a client needing to visit a healthcare centre or hospital.

Our observations use technology which has been fully endorsed by NHS England to spot signs of health deterioration at an early and preventable stage.

Since the project began, we have seen some incredibly positive results. We have managed to stop needless trips to doctors’ surgeries and hospitals and more importantly intervened at crucial stages to supporting varying forms of health concerns.

Here’s a closer look at the project…