Care UK wins new contracts

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

Care UK has reported a 5% rise in pre-tax profits to £6.6m (£6.3m) in the year to September 2000. Turnover rose 31% to £66.9m (£51m). Chief executive Richard Clough reported two new contracts worth more than £70m with public sector clients. One is a seven year contract with Surrey County Council to manage seven homes for elderly mentally ill people. The other is a £3m contract to provide 4,000 hours a week of homecare for Sheffield. A £100m agreement with the London Borough of Richmond to refurbish and manage its nursing homes for 25 years is also close to completion. “The opportunities for Care UK have never been greater,” Mr Clough said. “We are highly regarded by all of our public sector purchasers, and their willingness to embrace a partnership with the private sector is now formally recognised in the Department of Health’s concordat and by ‘best value’ criteria. “By outsourcing certain aspects of care, the NHS and social services benefit from the efficiency and skills that we can contribute in con

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