New contracts secure Hounslow's health and social care services

Hounslow Council in partnership with Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have just put pen to paper and newly appointed seven providers, which will continue the delivery of home care services to residents in their own homes.

Published: Thursday, 19th July 2018

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New contracts secure Hounslow's heath and social care services

Hounslow Council in partnership with Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have just put pen to paper and newly appointed seven providers, which will continue the delivery of home care services to residents in their own homes.

A contract signing event took place at the Hounslow Professional Development Centre (PDC), on Wednesday [11 July] and was attended by council staff, Councillor Candice Atterton, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health and the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Samia Chaudhary.

The procurement for the new Hounslow Homecare contract service was awarded to:

  • Nation Care
  • Quality Caring Ltd
  • TC Care Ltd
  • Westminster Homecare Ltd
  • Care Outlook Ltd
  • Eleanor Nursing and Social Care Homecare
  • Healthvision UK

Councillor Candice Atterton, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Hounslow Council, said:  

“The appointed mix of providers all demonstrate a real passion for the industry and care for vulnerable residents.

“We know how important it is to support our residents and to encourage independent living for as long as possible, and I believe it plays a crucial part in their happiness by making a difference to their health and wellbeing.

“We are very excited to be working in partnership with the new providers”

The new Hounslow Homecare contract will provide home care services on behalf of Hounslow Council and the CCG for the next seven years starting on 1 November 2018.

By working in partnership, the new contract will provide further integration between health and social care which will lead to improved outcomes for our residents.

The council has also mandated the London Living Wage within the contract which is a welcomed boost. Hounslow Council is already a London Living Wage employer, having paid the London Living Wage since 2011 and becoming an accredited employer in 2012. The council pays all its staff the London Living Wage rate and expects any contractors supplying services to the council to do the same.

For the Homecare contract this is essential in attracting and retaining care workers who are devoted to making a difference to the lives of older people.

These changes will offer Hounslow residents a better standard of service at a time when demand for home care is on the increase.

Notes to editors

The procurement for the new Hounslow Homecare contract began in January 2018.  In total forty three tenders were received and evaluated in stages, ten of these were then taken through to workshops and the seven successful providers were selected from a final tender submission.

 

 

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