Leonard Cheshire bow out of Wiltshire Council home care
Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) have decided not to extend their contracts for Wiltshire Council's 'Help to Live at Home' scheme in the Marlborough and Pewsey areas. The Council's cabinet has been told that LCD cannot continue the service "on terms offered by the Council".
LCD will also give up their services in the north of the county. The contracts have been put out to tender and the new contracts will run from September.
In December 2015 the regulator - the CQC - found LCD's care at home services were 'good' in being caring, responsive and well-led, but they 'required improvement' to be considered safe and effective.
Another 'Help to Live at Home' contractor Mihomecare - providing services in Trowbridge and Melksham - have not been asked to bid for their contract. Last year the CQC found their service 'required improvement' and told the company verbally in April they were still falling short of the required standards.
The new contractors will probably be confirmed at the Wiltshire Council cabinet meeting on Tuesday (June 14).