Care contract changes won’t affect Whitby

An adequately heated home is important to the health of many people, especially the elderly. / NURSE / BLOOD PRESSURE /  DISTRICT NURSE / OAP / OLD LADY / OLD AGE PENSIONER / HOME VISIT / PATIENT / CARE
An adequately heated home is important to the health of many people, especially the elderly. / NURSE / BLOOD PRESSURE / DISTRICT NURSE / OAP / OLD LADY / OLD AGE PENSIONER / HOME VISIT / PATIENT / CARE
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Changes to the health care contracts which are being drafted i n across other parts of North Yorkshire will not apply to Whitby yet.

North Yorkshire County Council has awarded multi-million pound contracts to just three firms to provide care to the elderly whereas previously it was done by 20 different organisations.

Although a spokesperson for the county council said Whitby would be looked at in pahse two, the town’s care providers have reassured their clients that nothing will change for them immediately.

There are three main providers in Whitby and the surrounding area - Town and Country Care, Esk Moors and Mears.

Town and Country employ 46 staff who look after over 100 clients who need different levels of care from help with shopping to four in house visits per day.

Managing director, Mandy Coates said: “The situation in Whitby has not changed and that is what we need to get across.

“It is a new tendering system but it has not being implemented in this area. We are a long way away from that.

“Clients are worried sick and think they are going to lose their own rights and choices.”