Allied Healthcare Update

Message from Alan White - Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing at Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) has previously been advised that due to financial difficulties, Allied Healthcare is not going to be able to continue to provide care in Staffordshire.

SCC has been working closely with Allied, but in the interests of service users we have notified them that we will be terminating our contract with them on December 14.

We have been working for a number of weeks on contingency plans, and have enacted these to ensure the 300 service users that receive care from Allied will continue to have their needs met.

Service users in the north of the county will have their care transferred to Archangel Care, whereas those in Stafford, Cannock and the surrounding areas will be covered by Nexxus Care.

Staff and service users have received letters today to reassure them that care will continue, and we will be working through the finer details of the transfer over the next few days.

We know that this will be an unsettling time for staff and service users, and the County Council is doing everything possible to minimise the impact and reassure them that alternative plans are in place.

The Staffordshire Cares helpline on 0300 111 8010 is available should service users or their families feel they need to speak to someone. Lines are open between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on a Saturday.