Care association gets funding for advice services

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

West Midlands Care Association (WMCA) has received £58,000 in grants from two local authorities, Dudley and Sandwell, to help the organisation continue its social care advisory role in the region. Based in Quinton, the WMCA offers advice to the public on finding nursing and residential home places, processes legal checks on staff in the private care sector, negotiates with local authorities on bed fee payments to home owners, runs an internet bed finder service to help ease hospital bed blocking and offers specialist training on issues such as abuse. Dudley and Sandwell have each agreed to continue their support with £29,000 each and negotiations for a similar sum are currently taking place with Walsall Council. The boroughs of Wolverhampton and Birmingham City Council also come under the association1s umbrella, making the group one of the biggest of its kind in the country. Marketing and resources manager Debbie LeQuesne said the new funding would help pay wages and “deliver expertise in the minefield of r

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