Havering helping with new home care arrangements

Published: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Local residents receive support with home care

Havering Council has put measures in place to ensure residents affected by the future of Allied Healthcare will continue to receive home care.

Allied Healthcare is a national provider, with a local branch in Havering, providing services to around 100 people in the borough. Nationally, Allied Healthcare provides home care services to thousands of people.

The home care provider announced last week that it intends to sell all or part of the business after it earlier announced that its future was at risk.

Havering Council will be contacting all residents we are aware of, to discuss the situation and to plan future arrangements with them as the situation with Allied Healthcare evolves over the coming weeks.

A special helpline has also been set up and will run between 9 am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Residents and families with concerns can call 01708 434565 or email haveringasc.alliedhealthcareconcerns@havering.gov.uk

Councillor Jason Frost, Cabinet Member for Adult Care Services, said:

“Ensuring that residents who need home care continue to receive it is crucial and we have put plans in place so that residents receive the help and information they need as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

“We are especially keen to hear from anyone paying Allied Healthcare directly for their services or using a direct payment from the Council to pay for their services.  We are  also keen to hear from parents and carers of anyone under the age of 18 who are receiving services from Allied Healthcare, whether from the Havering branch or not.”