OSJ takes over from Coverage Care

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

One of the best known names in the not-for-profit sector has lost the contract to run 21 Gloucestershire care homes and is likely therefore to go out of business. Coverage Care won the contract 14 years ago but after being shortlisted recently for the ongoing contract they lost out to the Order of St John Care Trust (OSJ). “Everyone at the County Council is looking forward to working with OSJ” said Councillor Mark Hendry, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult Care Services. “People entering care homes now are much more frail and may be suffering from dementia. By working with OSJ, building new and progressive homes which will cater for people who can no longer stay at home, we can provide services to respond to this increasing need,” he said. It is anticipated the hand-over will take place in May, and, that Coverage Care will have to cease trading as this contract represents the majority of their business. The demise of Coverage Care will impact upon the not-for-profit association, the National Care Forum (NCF),

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