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30.10.2013
Castleoak contributes to new care handbook

Castleoak’s Group Chief Executive, Mel Knight, has contributed a chapter to ‘Not Another Care Handbook’, which was launched by Caring Times magazine in London last week.

Comprising 109 chapters from 109 authors, the book is the first of its kind to gather collective wisdom from some of the care sector’s most experienced professionals. It’s a must-read for managers and senior staff of care homes and residential premises.

In his chapter, Mel shares more than 20 years’ experience in the care construction and development sector with 10 pearls of wisdom for working successfully with your builder. His advice applies to new build, extension and refurbishment projects.

Mel says: “It was an honour to be asked to contribute to this unique handbook. Our experience tells us that collaboration with good communication and a shared understanding is the best way of working successfully with your builder. This applies to not only managing and meeting the needs and expectations of your residents, but also to cost, timescale and quality. I hope my 10 pearls of wisdom will provide a helpful, easy to digest guide for readers.”

Held at Savills’ new central London headquarters, the book launch attracted a great turnout with guests including contributors, care operators, consultants and academics.

The book costs £17.99 and can be purchased online at careinfo.org.

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