Committee vote secures sustainable high-quality home care service for all

Proposals to ensure a high-quality and sustainable ‘home care’ service for the district’s residents have been approved by South Gloucestershire Council’s Adults & Housing Committee. Committee members voted in favour of a new model for the council’s in-house home care service which will see all care commissioned from the independent sector. As part of the model, the council will also

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Council improves support for carers

South Gloucestershire Council is improving the support it provides to the district’s carers with increased investment and a range of innovative ideas. There are an estimated 20,000 carers in South Gloucestershire and the council recognises the huge contribution they make. The council, in partnership with NHS South Gloucestershire, has developed a Joint Carers Strategy that is designed to provide the

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Adult social care made clear in South Glos

South Gloucestershire Council has produced two informative and easy to understand leaflets about the social care support that the council can help with. The leaflets contain the most up-to-date information and are available in libraries, doctor’s surgeries, community centres, the council’s one-stop shops and in many other places. One leaflet is a simple directory listing the wide range of services

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First residents move in to Cambrian Green Court extra care housing

The first residents have started moving into Cambrian Green Court in Yate – South Gloucestershire Council’s first multi-million pound extra care housing development. Councillor Matthew Riddle and staff from Cambrian Green Court met some of the new residents on Friday 28th January, including Eric Ball, who has moved there from Frome House, a care home in Yate. Cllr Riddle took

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Green light for extra home care hours

Conservative councillors’ view of a recent decision by South Gloucestershire Council A call by ‘out of touch’ Labour and LibDem councillors on South Gloucestershire Council to think again on plans to provide hundreds more home care hours has been dismissed by the authority’s Conservative care chief. Following a special ‘call-in’ meeting of its Community Care & Housing Select Committee back

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