CareCubed: New product gives care cost clarity
iESE is excited to announce the launch of CareCubed, a secure online tool which gives clarity on the cost of specialist care and helps manage care spend – a pressing issue for more than 200 local authorities with a social services responsibility.
CareCubed builds on iESE’s decade of experience with the Care Funding Calculator, with the new product even better equipped to help manage the ongoing challenge presented by the cost of specialist care placements.
CareCubed brings significant enhancements to the modelling of care costs in line with changing patterns of care provision, as well as ease of use on mobile devices, a fresher user interface and enhanced support for 'What If' options and analysis and collaboration within and across organisations.
"There is continued pressure on local authority budgets in terms of rising numbers of people needing social care and the rising cost of it. There is greater need than ever for assistance with managing the cost of delivering care," said Vanda Leary, Senior Business Consultant at iESE. "The launch of CareCubed represents our commitment to further development and investment in this critical area."
Further significant enhancements are already firmly in the 2019 development plan, including an app for offline use and greater reporting and analysis functions. CareCubed is already being used by more than 50 organisations in England and Wales, and will also launch in Scotland this March.
The benefits include savings on current placement prices and cost avoidance through greater visibility and control over price increases, which is extremely important in the context of the enormous budgets for specialist care. Added to that, it brings consistency of approach for local authority staff and providers, as well as evidence that the organisation has fairly considered the costs of delivering care and to inform them in shaping their local care market.
Contact iESE to find out how CareCubed can help your organisation better manage the cost of specialist care. “iESE can support local authorities with their implementation, whether that’s simply some initial help to plan the approach, or with greater hand-holding and negotiation support,” Leary added.