A County Council Lib Dem has told us that there a ‘good debate’ about the private operation of Care Homes such as Sweyne Court in Rayleigh. (The County Council has sold these places to private operators, but still pays for people to go there).
The Conservative Cabinet Member on this subject, Sarah Candy, spoke well, acknowledged the concerns about what’s been happening, and there will be further investigations which all the political parties will have access to.
Should more work have been done to investigate the companies at the time of signing contracts? Were County County officials dealing with people shrewder than themselves?