WEYMOUTH, England, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Agincare opened its first care home in 1986. The Group has since grown to become one of the largest independent providers of care services across the UK and now employs over 2,000 staff from 50 sites around the country. The company continues to grow with over £25m of new contracts awarded across the country in the first quarter of 2014 alone.
Agincare has been awarded a prestigious new home-based care services contract by Nottinghamshire CC. The contract strives to forge new ways of working in order to provide more effective, efficient and outcome-based care. Agincare expects to deliver in the region of 6,000 hours of care per week, as well as undertaking project development work in partnership with the Council over the next three years.
Agincare has had a considerable presence in Hampshire for many years and earlier in the year was chosen to work with the council in providing a responsive, 24-hour home care service to provide reablement to people in their own homes by enabling both speedier hospital discharge and preventing admission to hospital.
During 2013 Agincare spent significant time in Medway working with the Council, staff and residents to ensure the smooth transfer of two council care homes into Agincare's management; this has been accompanied by an investment of £250,000 to date. This commitment to the area continues with Agincare UK Ltd registering with the CQC and commencing domiciliary care provision in Medway.
This presence is now consolidated by the award of a new contract to operate the Carer's Break Service for Medway Council, providing support, signposting and home-based respite care for Carers, enabling them to have much needed breaks and general support.
Cabinet approval has been given for Agincare to commence discussions with Medway Council regarding the re-provisioning of the existing Napier Unit and Enhanced Care Unit (ECU) sites in Rochester providing respite and day care services for people with profound learning and physical disabilities.
Raina Summerson, Group CEO, says: '2014 marks a key point for Agincare, with the many challenges of the social care sector remaining, but with our own business planning working successfully to see Agincare's business safe and sustainable. The many recent contract wins epitomise Agincare's wider approach to its service delivery, which is about the balance of history with the future, cost control with investment and national, more corporate working methods with a localised, personal spirit.'
Due to the growth of the company, Agincare is moving its offices into Agincare House, Admiralty Buildings, Castletown, Portland. The move will mean approximately 50 staff will be working in this long-redundant and semi-derelict building, which has had significant investment of well over £1m. The savings for the future in terms of multi-site rents, management, costs and the more effective communication and productivity of staff teams being on one site will ensure return on this investment. The new offices will be officially opened by Richard Drax MP on 27th June 2014. Press are welcome.