Urgent arrangements are being made by Cambridgeshire County Council to provide homecare services for 150 people after a leading care provider handed back its contract. Beaumont Healthcare Ltd of Colmworth Business Park, Eaton Socon, St Neots, told the council on October 16 that it no longer wished to provide the services.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire County Council said: “We are naturally disappointed that Beaumont Healthcare have served notice on the county council and the ICB (Integrated Care Board.”
“They provided homecare services to 150 clients of Cambridgeshire County Council.
“Our priority now is to identify alternative providers. We are currently in discussion with all our clients and their families to provide reassurance that the service they currently receive will continue as seamlessly as possible.”
Union officials are speaking to the staff at Beaumont. Some of its workforce affected by the contract termination have certificate of sponsorship agreements.
The certificate of sponsorship is an electronic record issued approved by the Home Office. It allows applicants from abroad to obtain a health and care visa, as it proves terms of employment, including the salary, start date, and general responsibilities.
Beaumont Healthcare Ltd was approached for comment yesterday afternoon – a receptionist took details of our request for comment and promised to pass it on to managers “who are all in a meeting at the moment”.
We still await a response.
(This is a developing story, more to follow)
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