Utilities and Lighting

Utilities in care homes

The intense and almost round-the-clock demand for heating, lighting and water in caring environments, along with higher staffing costs and local authority budget cuts, means that care homes are coming under increasing financial pressures. Reducing costs and saving energy is therefore essential, allowing the money to be spent on  improving the quality of life for the residents.

How Profit for Care can help

With over 20 different energy suppliers offering commercial energy prices in today’s market, the task of negotiating with each of them to find the best deal is a daunting process. We have access to all of these suppliers, so we can take away the headache of shopping around and find the best deal to suit your business needs. We can save you money on the following areas:

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water

Reducing your costs

Based on the volume of business transactions we have with these suppliers, we are in a great position to be able to negotiate a wide range of competitive rates and bespoke products for each customer. Once we have compared prices and products from each supplier, we will present the options back to you in a digestible and understandable format. You can then make an informed decision, saving you time and money.

On-going account management

We recognise that a successful business relationship is based on consistency and trust. Unlike energy suppliers, and other energy brokers, every Solutions for Care client is assigned a dedicated account manager. The account manager will look after all of your energy needs from the outset, continuing that same dedication through the life of the energy contracts and providing excellent service to larger and smaller businesses alike.

What we do

Your dedicated account manager is there not only to facilitate and negotiate your energy contracts, but also to assist with any queries or supplier issues you may have at any point during the energy contract that you choose. No matter how big or small your query may be, your account manager on hand to ease the burden on you.

 

 

Lighting

In any caring environment, lighting can make an impact on the way people feel and behave. With increasing age, people lose their natural day and night rhythm. Insufficient activity across the day and sleep disorders at night are the result. Modern lighting can stimulate the natural progression of daylight, creating a pleasant atmosphere for both residents and staff.

The benefits of good lighting in care homes

Good lighting in care homes can

  • Help residents identify signs, spaces and faces
  • Enable residents to participate in activities
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Reduce trip and fall accidents
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Reduce glare
  • Help in the processing of visual images for residents with dementia
  • Create a pleasant ambience

The carbon footprint 

Almost half of our carbon footprint is due to electricity usage and 17% of this is due to lighting. We depend on lighting to meet several of our daily requirements.

With our lighting provider, fitting low energy light bulbs is simple, helps the environment and will also help to reduce your energy bills.

Reducing your energy bills

We understand that lighting is fundamental. With today’s rising energy costs it has never been more important to investigate where savings can be made. We also understand that this goes hand in hand with keeping or creating the right ambience and comfort within a designated space, whether this is a living, bedroom or activity space.

Our lighting supplier works closely with research and development teams from leading manufacturers to ensure that new advances in lighting technology are available to our clients. This enables them to provide a solution or guidance from which our clients can benefit.

 

 Energy Saving Survey

We can arrange a full energy saving lighting survey to identify areas where savings can be made and recommend lighting solutions to improve the well being of your residents. There is a small fee for the survey, which is refundable with your initial order.

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