Early successes for Kent group

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

Domiciliary care companies in Kent, it appears, have always been an amicable bunch. Not for them the cut-throat competitiveness that is found in some industries, more the “Yes we are in business, but we all appear to have a common goal (providing homecare for elderly people) so let¹s try and get on together in this quest”. During the mid-90s a number of care companies in different parts of the county independently banded together to form small groups to discuss the difficulties and problems that they encountered and how to overcome them. Not quite a whinge group, but more of how they, with their experience, together with the local social services, could provide a more efficient service. Inevitably the question was asked, “Why are we talking to Kent County Council (KCC) with different voices, from different parts of the county? Let¹s get together with one voice for the whole of the county.” Thus, Kent Community Care Association (KCCA) was formed in 1998, a company limited by guarantee, controlled by its memb

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