Shropshire home owners want more representation

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

Private care home owners in Shropshire have submitted an appeal to the county council to be allowed a greater say in the planning of health services. In their joint submission the two groups, Shropshire Care Homes Association and Nursing Homes in Shropshire, argue that it is now vital that the private sector is represented in the planning of health improvenment programmes. The groups argue that they have innovative ideas that should be considered. The submission to the council says: “The independent care sector has, for many years, been calling on the health authority and Shropshire County Council, and latterly Telford and Wrekin Council, to involve the sector in the medium and long term planning of care for people. “As the major provider of all types of care throughout the county, the sector is absolutely essential to the health authority and social services if they are to meet their obligations under all current legislation and government guidance.” The groups point out that, with more than 7,000 workers, t

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