Carers Services from March 2019

Carers Services from March 2019

Herefordshire Council appoints a new provider for Carers Services for the five years from March 2019.

“Decision: Award a contract to Carers Trust 4All for the provision of a carers service for a period of 5 years at a total cost of £800k.”  ( https://bit.ly/2NNOsNe )

Whilst very disappointed that the Council has not appointed HCS as the provider for this five year contract, we are aiming to work with Carers Trust 4all over the next five months to ensure a smooth transition for Carers in Herefordshire to the new service from April 2019.

We do not yet know the details, so in the interim, before we can share more information with you and if you have queries, we recommend you contact the Council directly about the types of support that will be provided by the newly commissioned service provider, Carers Trust 4all. The Adult and Communities Commissioning team will be able to provide you with more information: awbcommissioning@herefordshire.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can look on the new provider’s website, which no doubt will soon begin to describe their plans for Herefordshire: www.carerstrust4all.org.uk

Herefordshire Carers Support is holding a meeting with Members on Monday 29th October 2018, to discuss if and how we can work for Carers beyond March 2019. It is a Members only event, but if you are not yet signed up as a Member you can do so by completing the relevant form here: http://www.herefordshirecarerssupport.org/about-us/membership/ If you require a paper form please contact us via email help@herefordshirecarerssupport.org or call us on 01432 356068. Full Members are entitled to vote on the options put to the meeting.

The outcome of this Members only meeting will be discussed by our Board of Trustees and the resulting proposal for the future of HCS will be put to the vote at our AGM on 30th November 2018. The AGM follows the Carer Rights Day discussions (11am-1pm) at 1.15pm and Full Members will be entitled to vote on the proposal.

Watch out for more on all this over the coming weeks and months.

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In the meantime, all services currently provided by Herefordshire Carers Support with Council funding will continue unchanged till 31st March 2019 – remember, don’t hesitate to get in touch, we are here for you!