Future of council's home care services

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Published Date: 

2 Jul 2012 - 09:53

CARERS support organisations who already have a contract with Argyll and Bute Council are all set be 10 per cent better off after councillors agreed to divert extra funding to them.

At a meeting of Argyll and Bute Council it was agreed to provide extra funding for organisations that provide services for those who support carers.

Cllr James Robb said: “Extra funding for carers’ organisations has been high on our list of priorities and this delivers the increase in core funding in the shortest possible time. This will relieve the financial pressure these organisations face and ensure the very high quality of the services provided are maintained.”

Re-organisation of homecare has created some flexibility in that department’s budget and as such, the Executive Director of Community Services is able to apply part of the associated cost savings towards increasing the payments to carers’ support organisations by 10 per cent within the existing service level agreements.