Concerns have been raised after a huge shake up in home care saw North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) awarded multi-million home care contracts to just three providers. Until the contracts were put up for renewal more than 20 domiciliary care companies had council contracts to provide care for elderly people at home across the district.Care companies have described the situation as a ‘mess’ while the new providers rush to recruit staff ahead of the contracts start dates later this month.John Kneller owner of St Margaret’s Home Care which lost its contract with NYCC said: “The way things are going, it is a mess, but these are some of the most vulnerable people, somebody needs to care for them.“These three companies are expected to replace the experience of 23 companies, and think they can transfer staff from other companies. Two of them aren’t even based in Harrogate, they aren’t even care specialists.”The new contracts, worth … [Read more...] about Concerns over home care ‘mess’
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South Scotland 5 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-43660147 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A care firm failed to make improvements to one of their home care services nearly two years after they were instructed to do so by watchdogs.SB Cares, which is owned by Scottish Borders Council, was first … [Read more...] about Inspectors criticise home care services
PUBLISHED: 07:52 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:52 02 February 2018 Norfolk County Council is recruiting more social workers to reduce the number of people waiting for care. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire Care companies have called for more cash to look after elderly people at home and ease the strain on the NHS. James Bullion, executive director of adult social services at Norfolk County Council. Picture Norfolk County Council They warned recruitment in the home care industry was “dire” and home care firms were not being paid enough money by Norfolk County Council. Despite years of warnings about funding and recruitment problems in the care industry, the challenges in Norfolk have been brought into fresh focus by a report in this newspaper on Tuesday about 2,700 people in the county waiting for help from the council’s adult social services department. They included Hickling couple Sally and Eric Goleby, who had been married for 48 years, but were forcibly … [Read more...] about More money? More staff? What is solution to elderly care crisis?
GPs in Hammersmith and Fulham have called on the NHS to release £1 million to "tackle the current health care crisis in the borough". The Hammersmith and Fulham GP Federation has made the request to Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (HF CCG), and says time is running out to spend the money. The federation says £1.3 million has been available to spend on primary care in the borough since April 2017, but to date only £40,000 has been released. It says the full amount must be spent by March 31 or it will, in effect, be lost. Read More Health Headlines Failure to spend the money will see patients in the borough miss out on extra nurses, health care assistants and doctors, it is claimed. The federation says it is "hugely concerning" that so little of the money has been allocated. It has worked with GPs to develop a large number of proposals to improve patient care in the borough, including home care for frail elderly people, care navigators to direct … [Read more...] about GPs urge NHS to spend £1.3m to tackle ‘health care crisis’
Care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon has appointed a new director. Katrina Simms, who joined the company in 2014 as care manager, becomes operations director, supporting founder and managing director Ben Curtis. “Katrina has, in the time she has been with Bluebird Care Swindon, played a huge part in helping make it into the successful company that it is today, with more than 120 customers and 50 carers, providing in excess of a 1,000 hours of care per week,” said Ben. “I am a firm believer in rewarding success and to this end it was an easy decision to suggest to Katrina that she become a director and shareholder, a suggestion and a challenge that Katrina received with enthusiasm. “Katrina’s commitment to ensuring that we deliver a high quality of care has shone through since the day she came into the business and I am certain that Bluebird Care Swindon will continue to stay focused on providing the quality of care that our customers … [Read more...] about BUSINESS: Katrina steps up at care company