Review body finds PFI schemes are working well for social care
Private Finance Initiative (PFI) investment in the social care sector is helping to deliver high quality care facilities which meet the needs of both staff and service users, according to a review of operational social service PFI schemes carried out by 4ps, local government’s project delivery specialist.
The review examined the experiences of half of the current 16 social service PFI schemes in operation and assessed the progress made in delivering these schemes.
All the authorities questioned agreed that the PFI service provider had delivered facilities and other services in accordance with their expectations and most authorities reported that service providers had delivered projects on time and in accordance with agreed timetables.
Requirements for facilities management and the long term assurance that maintenance and repairs of the facilities would be delivered were viewed as crucial advantages of the PFI contract.
Most authorities also felt that the PFI contract offered sufficient fl