For Immediate Release
("Mears" or "the Group")
Appointment as Preferred Bidder
Mears, the provider of support services to the
The Trust has responsibility for all community NHS and Adult Social Care activities in the area. Mears will deliver a full range of community based services including personal care and more complex services such as health care at home, community support, mental health and learning disabilities support. The Trust currently spends in excess of
As prime contractor, Mears will also be responsible for working in partnership with the Trust to integrate IT systems and drive future innovation in service development. The Trust specifically wanted a long term strategic partner who is able to demonstrate a commitment to integrated working and the development of services that push the boundaries of quality care and support. Outcome-based payments will be implemented as soon as possible within the contract period.
This new contract is expected to commence in
"We entered the Care market in 2007 with a clear strategic vision that the market would develop in a similar way to
"We absolutely share the vision for Torbay and recognise there is a lot of excellent care already delivered. A significant role within the contract is harmonising standards, integrating IT systems and achieving great quality for all clients. Local providers will continue to play a key role in the delivery of care and support in
"The anticipated award of this
For further information, contact:
Andrew Smith, Finance Director Tel: +44(0)7712 866 461
Bob Holt, Chairman Tel: +44(0)7778 798 816
Alan Long, Executive Director Tel: +44(0)7979 966 453
Richard Darby/ Sophie McNulty/ Sophie Cowles Tel: +44(0)20 7466 5000
Notes for editors
Mears is a leading social housing repairs and maintenance service provider to Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords in the UK and now commands a leading position in the UK Local Authorities' outsourced care market, providing personal care services to people in their own homes.
Mears employs in excess of 15,000 people and provides maintenance and repairs services to in excess of 10% of the UK social housing stock. Mears also provides care to over 20,000 service users.
This information is provided by RNS