Published on 3rd March 2017

Holding hands

Cleeve Care, one of the county council’s home care providers, is closing. It has committed to continuing its services today (Friday 3 March) and over the weekend.

The county council is now arranging for partners to take over care next week and beyond.

This has happened very quickly and the council were told about this by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) yesterday afternoon (2 March).

A new owner took over on 16 February and there was no indication until yesterday that this was their intention.

Margaret Willcox, commissioning director, adults and DASS, says: “We’ve worked hard to make sure care continues and people should not have any disruption. However, if there are any concerns or problems, there is a 24 hour telephone number for queries, 01452 887689.”