Friday, 2 March 2018

Controversial ‘CareBnB’ scheme could be rolled out in Cambridgeshire

Controversial ‘CareBnB’ scheme could be rolled out in Cambridgeshire A controversial Airbnb-like scheme that sees homeowners receive up to £1,000 a month to rent their rooms to hospital patients could be rolled out in Cambridgeshire.

Dubbed 'Carebnb' and described as 'Airbnb for social care', the private start-up CareRooms for those recuperating after treatment is bidding to launch a new trial in the county.

This comes after it was forced to terminate its first pilot with the NHS in Essex last November - despite receiving around 600 applications in three days - after concerns were raised about care being provided by non-professionals.

CareRooms was devised as a radical way to free up hospital space, as bed-blocking rates remain high while the NHS battles a heavy winter.  The Daily Mail

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