A former learning disability services provider, who has provided wide-ranging financial and performance improvement advice to care service providers, as well as independent economic advice and market management support to local authorities.
David has recently worked as an associate with LaingBuisson (LB), as well as for his own advisory company, Better Care Outcomes (BCO); and before that as a director and advisor with the Surrey Care Association (SCA). A chartered accountant and experienced management consultant, previously a partner with Price Waterhouse, who has assisted many businesses to deliver better value to their customers and improve their management and financial performance.
Work in the care sector started with developing and running high quality residential care services for adults with learning disabilities, specialising in supporting younger adults with autism, epilepsy and other significant needs. This was followed by helping under-performing homes for older people, domiciliary care businesses and specialist disability homes to improve their quality management,including provision of person-centred care and delivery of better outcomes.
Since then, major projects have included leading a review of market sustainability and implications of the Care Act for a consortium of county councils, for the older peoples care home market, a due diligence review for the acquisition of one of the leading learning disabilities providers, a review of the funded nursing care contribution for the NHS Health Boards in Wales, and support to providers in bidding for homecare and continuing healthcare contracts. Extensive support has also been provided in costing studies and improving financial management more widely,
David has particular expertise in assessing the true cost of social care,across the spectrum of services, for older people and younger adults, and in the economics of social care He has been instrumental in devising innovative dynamic models to assess the impact of changes in demand and financial variables on the adequacy of future supply of care service capacity.