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Launch of Home Care Consortium in Lancashire
A group of home care providers in Lancashire are launching a new consortium to create a collaborative approach to delivering service, called We Care Together.
By: We Care Together Ltd.
The Home Care market is fragmented with many providers running small, family businesses that are often operating at break-even (at best). Our aim is to bring together as many providers as possible and create market presence, efficiency savings and the sharing of best practice. The primary objective is to help create sustainable home care organisations that receive appropriate rewards for their efforts.
We Care Together's vision is to create an integrated and effective approach to the delivery of Domiciliary Care across Lancashire, providing seamless seven-day a week care to service users. The efficiency of each care agency will be optimised through the sharing of standards, ideas, processes and resources. We will provide one point of contact for Lancashire County Council. We want individual providers to retain their autonomy, whilst designing ways of working together to provide a level of resilience and responsiveness that may be difficult for a single provider to achieve on their own.
"This represents a major development in the provision of home care services in Lancashire, giving service providers the opportunity to build sustainable businesses and provide well paid, rewarding jobs to care providers", says Kevin Clark, Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Lancashire Ltd. "We are pleased to say that the consortium will be rooted in the community and committed to working with service users for the long term".
We Care Together is open to all Domiciliary Care providers, whether they be commercial, voluntary or community enterprises, that are based in Lancashire or neighbouring counties. The overriding aim is to maximise opportunities to derive costs savings from economies of scale. We consolidate back office functions, such as payroll, auto enrolment, systems, compliance and training, ensuring we minimise cost but maintain quality and performance. This provides three key benefits: -
· Protect profitability of members derived through economies of scale
· Protect the wage earnings and standard of living of care workers
· Provide continuity of care and maintain our high standards of service delivery
For more information visit our website www.wecaretogether.co.uk
We Care Together
Page Updated Last on: Dec 07, 2016