Allcare Shropshire, a domiciliary care
provider based in Pontesbury, has been given the highest rating in four of the five criteria from a Care Quality Commission inspection, with an overall rating of 'outstanding'.
Grosvenor Health and Social Care has bought Rainbow Services (UK), a domiciliary care
business operating in South Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and Falkirk.
Caerphilly council commissions more than 12,000 hours of domiciliary care
a week, with support provided by in-house staff and external providers.
As part of new regulations being brought in by the Welsh Government today, providers are required to give domiciliary care
workers a choice between a zero-hours contract or otherwise after a three-month period of employment.
Today, Mr Gould offers domiciliary care
to patients across Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Ynys Mon.
"The chronic problems afflicting the domiciliary care
sector run far deeper than zero-hours contracts," he said.
The council's in-house domiciliary care
team employs 225 people costing PS3.77m in wages alone each year, while 15 residents live in independent supported accommodation - with care provided by 36 members of staff.
We will be gathering this information using a questionnaire which will be distributed amongst the community to those currently receiving domiciliary care
services via their care providers.
Under the SPA, PSPI has conditionally agreed to sell and Embrace has conditionally agreed to acquire the Group's remaining UK business, comprising nine UK care home freeholds, office premises, a school and resource centre and domiciliary care
and related businesses (together the Wellcare Portfolio).
"What we have developed with Caring Hands is a service that will help remove the concern and confusion when deciding how to fund any domiciliary care
Mr Farrer said: "SureCare has traditionally been a provider of domiciliary care
services, but the care business is undergoing enormous changes and there is a need for companies such as ours to provide a much broader range of services to our customers."