London charity in administration as local authority contract values slump

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

A London-based charity which provides specialist support and care for people with disabilities has gone into administration following a sustained period of major financial losses. Mark Fry and Peter Gotham of Begbies Traynor have been appointed as joint administrators of Choices Independent Living, a charity founded in 1995, and are seeking to transfer the supply of Choice’s essential disability services to alternative providers. The charity’s main services include the provision, hiring, management and supervision of personal care assistants directly employed by people with physical and learning disabilities. Currently, Choices has contracts to provide services to disabled people living in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Islington, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Outside of London, it provides services in Suffolk and Cambridge. Choices has, however, faced problems with the value of some of its local authority contracts, causing it to accumulate large financial losses which have compromised its

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