CORMAC Solutions Ltd to form the new home care agency
CORMAC Solutions Ltd to form the new home care agency to provide a safety net for adults with complex needs in cases when existing care providers have been unable to provide support. I’ll be honest, I don’t think this is the best idea my colleagues on the Council have agreed to but I hope I’m wrong and it fills what is definitely a yawning gap. Below is the press release issued about this but I would be interested in your views on this as a way of providing care and support to the most vulnerable in our community. Just email me.
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Press Release from Cornwall Council re Cormac forming home care agency:
Cornwall Council is to set up its own home care provision to help deliver home care packages for adults with complex needs in cases when existing care providers have been unable to provide support.
The new care agency will provide a safety net to help ensure that care packages are available when people are discharged from hospital.
Experienced staff from the Council’s Short Term Reablement Planning Service (STEPS) will transfer to CORMAC Solutions Ltd to form the new home care agency alongside the existing STEPS service. The STEPS team currently provide short term support at home for people recovering from hospital treatment or other temporary issues.
Jim McKenna, Cornwall Council’s Adult Care Portfolio Holder, said “We know there is an urgent need to provide more home care packages in Cornwall, particularly for adults with more complex needs. Over the past few months there have been some occasions when we have struggled to find private sector providers to deliver care to people in some areas of Cornwall.
“By combining the business experience of CORMAC with the social care expertise of our STEPS team, we can fill some of this gap and help ensure that care is provided for people when and where they need it”.
“However we know that existing care providers in Cornwall are struggling to recruit enough staff to meet the current level of demand, and we are keen to ensure that any new care provision doesn’t draw existing staff away from other providers.”
Bill Shields, RCHT Chief Executive said: “We welcome any move to increase home care provision in Cornwall and continue to work alongside the Council and all our partners to ensure people receive appropriate support outside of hospital.”
NHS Kernow’s Managing Director Joy Youart said: “We’re committed to ensuring the whole system works together to support people to be discharged from hospital when they’re ready and welcome any move to increase care home provision.”
Cornwall Council is currently trialling the new arrangements with a small team from STEPS, with a view to having the new care agency up and running under CORMAC by October.