Suc­cess­ful trans­fer of staff and care pack­ages

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

CAR­MARTHEN­SHIRE Coun­cil has suc­cess­fully trans­ferred 85 staff and 120 care pack­ages from Al­lied Health­care, to the coun­cil’s in-house ser­vice.

The trans­fer of the con­tract hap­pened this week fol­low­ing the coun­cil’s swift re­sponse to put in place con­tin­gency plans fol­low­ing news that the pri­vate sec­tor care provider was in fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties.

The com­pany gave no­tice in mid-Novem­ber that it was seek­ing to trans­fer its con­tracts and Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil took im­me­di­ate steps to agree the trans­fer of el­i­gi­ble staff and all care pack­ages it pro­vided lo­cally.

The coun­cil has been cor­re­spond­ing with staff and peo­ple who re­ceive care, to­gether with their fam­i­lies, over the last few weeks.

Jake Mor­gan, di­rec­tor for Com­mu­ni­ties, said: “We have worked hard to en­sure that this was a smooth trans­fer, and we’re pleased that as of to­day all care pack­ages, and all el­i­gi­ble staff, have been trans­ferred to our in-house ser­vice.

“Our con­tin­gency plans were ro­bust and were ac­tioned quickly which has meant that we have been able to trans­fer staff and clients within three weeks.”

Coun­cil­lor Jane Trem­lett, ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber for health and so­cial care, said: “We are pleased that our ac­tions have pro­vided peo­ple with re­as­sur­ance, and that has cer­tainly come across in the feed­back we’ve re­ceived from our new col­leagues and af­fected fam­i­lies.”

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