Independence Matters recognised in The Parliamentary Review
Independence Matters is honoured to be one of the organisations invited to feature in The Parliamentary Review 2019.
The Review is a series of independent publications designed to highlight the achievements and challenges of those working across a variety of sectors. Sent to over 500,000 industry officials and policymakers, it includes content from directors and executives from all levels of business across the entirety of the UK and serves as a guide to industry best practice.
Writing as a Best Practice Representative for the Care sector, Managing Director, Sarah Stock talked about establishing Independence Matters as a spin-out from Norfolk County Council, saying: “It was a time of huge excitement, anticipation, hard work and sheer exhaustion. My team and I went through a two-year due diligence process to demonstrate we had the knowledge, expertise and ability to run the business.
“We were elated when the company launched in 2013, but there were no guarantees that we would be able to make it work. Five years later it continues to be an amazing and liberating journey, enabling us to deliver great customer outcomes and improved value for money. As a team we have seen our staff raise their game, increase productivity and rise to the challenge of public sector meets commercial sector.
“Our purpose is very simple; to empower people, their families and carers to live fulfilling lives and remain independent. It was important that our business form and behaviours aligned with this, as it adds value and creates energy within the company.”
Independence Matters features in the Care Review alongside a number of other individuals and organisations from the Care sector, with contributions from Theresa May and Professor Ted Baker, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals. Topics discussed include the CMA's care homes market study, care home bed losses, wage pressures and tougher legal liability for corporate providers.
The recently appointed director of The Review, Craig Wilmann has emphasised that this year's Parliamentary Review makes it clearer than ever that it is "vitally important that there is a good deal of cooperation between business leaders and politicians."
Writing in The Review, the prime minister says that "British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review."
Independence Matters' full article can be viewed here.