Sefton Council’s current Home Care/Domiciliary Personal Care contracts have been in place since 2012 and will come to end with some new providers running services from August 1, 2018.
A fair and open tendering exercise was undertaken to retender these contracts, and the outcome of this process was approved by elected members.
Sefton Council will continue to ensure a range of good quality home care support services are provided for vulnerable people across the borough and the new contracts will provide better, more flexible services
Every effort is now being made by the Council and new providers to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for services users and their families.
Cllr Paul Cummins, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “While some service users will soon receive care from different providers, we feel in no way should it affect the quality or standard of care. In fact the new contracts will deliver a number of improvements to the service provided in Sefton.
“The transfer of existing work to a new provider is covered by TUPE legislation, so that where appropriate care workers can transfer to the new provider and the relationship between service user and care worker can continue.
“We will continue to work closely with new and existing providers to ensure as little disruption as possible during this transition period.”
Anyone who requires further assistance in relation to this should call 0345 140 0845.