Three month reprieve for Southport Home Care Clients September 1st, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Three month reprieve for Southport Home Care Clients Home Care clients receiving service from Mears Care under the Direct Payments Scheme have received a three month ‘reprieve’ after local Lib Dem Care spokesperson Councillor Tony Dawson exposed them being ‘dropped in it’ at short notice. “Clients with complicated care needs need far more than a few weeks to get a decent replacement care scheme into place,” says Councillor Dawson. “That was why I took the matter up urgently with the Director of Social Services.” “I have been informed today that Mears have apologised to Direct Payments clients and are now extending their care contracts until the firm withdraws completely from Southport in January. “I am raising with the Council’s Adult Care Scrutiny Committee this week the issue of how the services which Mear Care presently provide to scores of Southport residents will be catered for from January.” Mears Care presently provides the Sefton Council Home Care Service on contract for residents living in the Birkdale, Kew, Norwood and Meols wards of Southport. Other wards receive this care from Delta Care. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!