New homecare lobby in Scotland

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

A new organisation has been launched to represent independent homecare providers throughout Scotland. Scottish Care at Home (SCAH), incorporating housing and support services, will work on behalf of private providers throughout 10 regional areas from the Highlands and Islands to the Scottish Borders. According to SCAH chief executive Gloria McLoughlin this is the first time the independent members of the homecare sector, representing more than 120,000 hours of homecare provisions per week, have joined forces to create an effective campaigning organisation. The independent sector in Scotland accounts for about 30 per cent of the overall homecare services with the remaining being provided by local authorities. SCAH believes that local authorities pay no regard to “best value” in the delivery of services and that the independent sector must have opportunity and be allowed to deliver “more for less”, bringing both savings and increased service levels to the user and tax payer. “Our members are asking fo

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