Travel Time and Care Work
There have been many documentaries and news articles recently over how travel time has an impact on the quality of care. It is possible,even though there has been a ruling relating to the Ruling Time Directive by the European Court, that domiciliary care workers do not get paid for travel time between clients. There have even been cases of care workers suing employers for forcing them to work under the pay guidelines detailed in the new national living wage requirements. There is more information in this article in the Independant.
A GIS for Enthuse Care
The problems that relate to travel time can also have adverse effects on the quality of care delivered. If people feel they are doing something for nothing they are less inclined to be as interested in what they are doing. As highlighted in a recent Dispatches report they might even miss care appointments. Anyway what happens is that private care companies are passed clients as potential contracts from the local council. What enthuse care required was a system that would assess if these prospective clients fell into a certain radius around existing clients. If they fell into a region close to existing clients they could be considered viable for uptake by the company. If on the other hand they fell outside these regions the company would not take the client on board. This effectively has the potential to reduce the risk of friction between company and staff over travel time and indirectly has the latent ability to increase the quality of care.
How the Google Maps API Worked.