Care England concerns over Birmingham Care Home tendering process
From Care England
Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of social care has expressed concern over a new tendering process by Birmingham City Council for care home places for people under 65.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:
“Birmingham City Council has made it quite clear that should providers of social care for people under 65 years old not complete the tender process the Council will not be able to make any new placements and will start the process of moving existing service users to a new contracted provider in May. Yet providers should be able to make decisions that ensure the stability of the service and not be pressurised to submit tenders they do not feel comfortable with.”
Birmingham City Council is currently tendering for a range of adult social care services. The closing date for tenders is Monday 5 February.
To read the full story visit http://www.careengland.org.uk/council-threatening-move-vulnerable-residents-care-homes-birmingham
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