Hertfordshire Council and care providers sign Memorandum of Understanding

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

Hertfordshire County Council and the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) have been working in partnership, through a Memorandum of Understanding, to enhance the quality of care provided in Hertfordshire.

A great deal of collaborative work has been undertaken and substantial progress has been made. The late Martin Wigg, who died earlier this year, as chair of HCPA, together with Sarah Pickup, director of adult care services, were a driving force in ensuring that the partnership worked to its full potential. David Ashworth, current chair of the HCPA, has now jointly renewed the Memorandum of Understanding with Mrs Pickup.

Regular joint meetings are held to discuss local care strategy and the development of initiatives such as workforce recruitment and training, enhancing the quality of activities provided for residents in care homes and the effective implementation of government policy.

‘The Memorandum is a document of trust and mutual respect,’ said Mr Ashworth. ‘By working together we

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