Arrangements for home care transfer announced
On 31st March 2013, Bath & North East Somerset Council's contract with home care provider Homecare B&NES will come to an end. Our priorities are:
- To ensure that the 94 clients being provided with services by Homecare B&NES receive continuity of care to meet their assessed needs;
- Keep these service users and their families informed about what the changeover means for them.
The Council has decided to purchase care from other high quality home care providers. Plans are in place to review the needs of service users before people are transferred to another home care provider.
We will be contacting service users and their families to let them know about the next steps. This process will be carried out by Sirona Care & Health. In the meantime, people can contact us with any concerns by phoning 01225 396229.
The responsibility for the future of the staff affected by the end of the contract lies with Homecare B&NES. The Council has explored with other home care providers an arrangement that would enable Homecare B&NES staff to transfer over to them. However, it has not been possible to agree such an arrangement. The Council has been able to confirm that other agencies already operating in Bath & North East Somerset are able to provide the services required.
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