Exacting new regulatory standards and more stringent inspection and performance frameworks have been a key driver to local authorities outsourcing residential care provision over recent times. Now the current financial climate and Government’s insistence that “local councils should look to the market to replace them as a local service provider” means outsourcing to the independent and not-for-profit sectors offers clear benefits.
We are particularly experienced in advising on innovative models for the provision of residential care, supporting services and extra-care housing. We have acted for ten years for the second largest not-for-profit care provider to older people.
We have helped structure and set up county-wide long-term strategic partnerships across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire which have involved the outsourcing of services under long term contracts, coupled with an extensive programme for redevelopment of homes.
We have also worked on ground-breaking projects that have focused on joint working and commissioning by local authorities and local health commissioners.