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Carers UK Forum • Edinburgh tendering crisis for service users
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Edinburgh tendering crisis for service users

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:20 pm
by Scally
http://www.scvo.org.uk/scvo/NewsAndEven ... t&pid=9846

SERVICE users and charities are rebelling against moves from Edinburgh City Council to transfer around 700 people to cheaper community care providers.
Around a quarter of vulnerable adults using care and support services in the city have tried to access Direct Payments in a bid to avoid changing service providers as part of a re-tendering exercise.
However, the council has blocked the move by freezing Direct Payment applications until March next year.

and us clowns in England

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:18 pm
by g.herschel
and us clowns in England want to hand over more care to local authority the whole system is complete b******** just leave the attendance allownce and carers allowance alone well maybe a rise would be helpful no way can local authority replace the care we deliver 24/7

This is part of the

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:46 pm
by entity
This is part of the EU directive to create micro-business economies, that’s why the government want to devolve services down to local level, so it creates competition between service providers privatisation thus, drive down the cost of care services. There is already evidence of this in practice and a business model is already in operation the 'Lowest bidder' via auctions...

So much for quality of care services