This week has seen the transfer of 39 staff and more than 60 service users to our 'Choices' service in Shepley, West Yorkshire. Services have transferred to us (taking place on Monday 4th May 2020), from Locala Homecare in Kirklees.
The transfer followed a stringent consultation process, with Kirklees council, staff and all service users involved, in order to safely transfer services and offer continuity of service and ongoing employment for affected staff. Our mobilisation team have worked diligently to ensure all affected individuals have been fully consulted with and all necessary actions have been undertaken, ensuring a safe transfer despite the current challenges. We have found ways of achieving this whilst ensuring social distancing and increased stocks of PPE to meet the demands of this additional service.
This transfer follows the opening of our 2nd Choices service (delivering quality care to the people of Rotherham, South Yorkshire) earlier in the year.
We are delighted to be able to secure jobs and be able to provide continuity of care for service users and would like to extend a warm welcome to all who have transferred to us and send them our very best wishes, from the Optimo Care Group of companies.