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A north-west based care home group is making its bespoke, online care home management system available to other providers.

Benridge Care Group, which runs three homes in Southport and Ormskirk, has developed the system over five years in partnership with Lol Moor from Lantech Networks.

Owner of Benridge Care Group, Paul McLaughlin, said: “The administration and paperwork involved in running a care home has increased dramatically over the years. We knew there must be a better way. Other software programmes we looked at only did parts of what caring is all about. We decided to build our own.”

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Benridge started by building software that would help keep track of staff recruitment, DBS checks and training. It acts as a HR and payroll database, holding all staff and applicant’s data securely. It’s GDPR compliant and it won’t allow any actions that could fall foul of regulations.

Staff get sent automated training reminders and the system tracks how long they take to complete the training. Managers can see at a glance a training matrix. This details who has completed the training or read new policies, dates for upcoming training needs and when reviews are due.

Since the initial development the team has added additional features, including a hotel-style booking system, care planning software, a staff roster system, an elearning platform and a COVID-19 monitoring and auditing system.

The team hope their five years developing the system could now help others and are making the system available to the care market and would welcome any enquiries.

Paul said: “We’re open for the system to help support other providers as it can be completely customised to other organisation’s needs. Care is so complex now and the job is just too big to not use technology to help you. We’d welcome talking to any providers who feel our system and learning could help them.”

To find out more about Benridge Care Group’s system or to talk to them about how it could help you, contact Paul on paul.mclaughlin@benridgecarehomes.co.uk or call 01704 551 255.

 

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