The care sector is widely reported to be under pressure as local authority funding dwindles and demand increases. Energy consumption cannot usually be reduced where vulnerable residents are concerned, so it’s all the more important that your utility contracts are competitive and invoices are constantly accurate.
There are 14,750 residential care homes and 5,599 nursing homes in the UK who face an increasing pressure on financial resources and budget cuts every day. It does not help that their energy bills have risen by 40 percent in recent years – and they could face the prospect of their energy bills doubling over the next decade.
We work as a commercial partner with the Surrey Care Association, a not-for-profit company which works to support social care providers in Surrey and the south east of England.
Together we organise tailored and exclusive seminars to care home operators and managers on reducing utility costs and consumption, and on how to achieve savings.
We have been working with ESS for a number of years and their expertise in managing and procuring our energy and waste disposal costs is very valuable to us. As well as securing financial savings they also manage supplier administration and any related supplier queries.
With increasing pressures on my time from HR and growing compliance issues, I can rely on ESS to take care of my utility procurement
The costs of providing quality care are increasing for residents and providers alike. The ESS programme ensures that our utility contracts are purchased at the most favourable rates available, and their smart metering services provide valuable insights into our consumption on a day by day basis.