At the beginning of this year, Buckinghamshire County Council took back control of adult social services from Buckinghamshire Care Ltd. after terminating its contract with them. Buckinghamshire Care had provided day care, employment, respite and re-enablement services to 900 social care clients and their families. In making the change, the council stressed that there will be no disruption to service users or their families.
According to the Council’s website:
The council lost confidence in Buckinghamshire Care Ltd.’s ability to work to its required standards when, in November 2016, it was made aware that a number of operational and quality issues first raised by the Care Quality Commission during an inspection of one of their regulated services run by Buckinghamshire Care Ltd in April 2016 (Seeleys House) had not been satisfactorily rectified and were still in evidence.
What has been your experience of social care in the county? We would like to hear your views on social care overall and about Seeleys House in particular.