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Radical shake up of home care services in Solihull

THE way Solihull residents will receive care in their own homes will undergo a radical transformation from next April.

THE way Solihull residents will receive care in their own homes will undergo a radical transformation from next April.

Councillors have approved a new scheme, which is said to give residents more flexibility with their home care support.

Solihull Council will be working with less providers and the scheme aims to improve consistency and reliability of carers as well as helping residents to regain their independence.

Current and potential home care providers will be invited to tender for new contracts based on the specification.

Councillor Bob Sleigh, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: "Our service users and their families have told us that they want a home care service which is consistent and reliable. Working with a smaller number of providers will allow us to build stronger relationships and offer a range of high quality cost effective services.

"I would like to re-assure current service users that there will be no break in their home care, even if they have a new care provider. We will work with them to manage that change."

 

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