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Care Homes Reprovision

MAKING YOUR CARE HOMES BETTER

 

Bedford Borough Council is required to establish the effective re-provision of current residential care arrangements and provide facilities which meet the needs of the increasing ageing population in modern, up-to-date care facilities.

 

The Council’s Older People’s Accommodation report, published this week, acknowledges the positive feedback to the consultation process in respect of the future provision of residential care services for the elderly. The report approves the negotiation of the existing contract with BUPA for an extended period, recognising that the paramount consideration is the effective transition of the service for those in need.

 

The report also highlights the transfer, if needed, of the residential care homes and staff to the Council, on their existing terms and conditions, for a temporary period only, pending the determination of the most appropriate delivery vehicle for the long-term sustainable provision of care services.

 

Cllr Colleen Atkins, Executive Member for Adults Services, said: “We want to reassure residents and their relatives that during this time they won’t see any changes to their normal services. This period will allow the Council to conduct a detailed review of how the services will be delivered in the future. It is important to determine a long-term sustainable future provision for care services.  We want the best solution that provides homes that are modern and able to deliver nursing care.”

 

The Council will continue to consult residents, relatives, staff and other local stakeholders including NHS and voluntary sector partners in the production of plans.

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