In September 2013, Wiltshire County Council entered into a partnership with Mears to deliver care services as part of the council’s ground-breaking Help to Live at Home service. In a move away from traditional domiciliary care contracts, and as discussed by Alan Long, Executive Director of Mears Group, Mears isn’t being paid on a task and time basis, instead, the payment-by-results model pays providers on meeting desired outcomes that have been agreed directly with service users.
FALLING INTO PLACE
Mear’s experience and position in the market enable it to offer this and the company announced in its January Trading Update, ‘While still early days, there are indications now that a number of other local authorities are looking to follow the lead of Wiltshire. It will be particularly beneficial to Mears that Wiltshire is a strong reference site to support the Group securing other similar opportunities’.
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This article appeared in the March 2014 issue of Care Management Matters. For more information you can visit their website www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk .