A major UK home care provider – is seeking to transfer or sell all its contracts to other providers.
Allied Healthcare was warned this month by the CQC about its financial sustainability. Some local authorities had already taken steps to find new providers.
Home care agencies provide services such as preparing meals, washing and giving medication.
The company said it had to re-evaluate its long-term business plan and was exploring the sale or transition of services to alternative providers, including the transfer of staff.
Allied Healthcare, councils, the regulator and the government are focused on making sure vital care will continue as normal for the more than 13,000 people, who get visits from the company’s staff.
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About Deckchair Care
Deckchair Care are an independent, privately-owned and financed care agency. We help to look after the elderly in Cheshire and South Manchester.
Currently, we do not work with councils on a contractual basis because the fees that are available are well below what is needed to provide a sustainable level of care.
We pay our staff well above the minimum wage. The level of service we offer would not be possible based on council funding alone.
However, we do work with private clients that receive council contributions to their care that they top up. We work closely with our colleagues in the council, social care and NHS departments to support clients that are referred to us.
Read more about our care service on our website here.