Who will run carers’ service?

TENDERS are to be invited to run Thurrock Council’s carers’ services — currently headquartered in the Carers’ Centre in Cromwell Road, Grays.

Members of the council’s cabinet agreed on Wednesday (6 July) that the process should start.

Cllr Tony Fish, portfolio holder for adult social care, told the meeting: “Carers are a vital part of what adult social care does and their efforts support the work of staff — we couldn’t manage without them.

“This is positive news and builds on the decision we made in December, giving people certainty about the service’s future.

“It will help us enhance our advice, information and support services to carers and to reach many more of them.

“Key themes in adult social care are partnership working and involving service users and these themes are at the heart of this proposal.”

Speaking afterwards, Cllr Fish added: “Service users know best and I really want to see them fully involved at every stage; I want them to help shape Thurrock’s future carers’ provision.”

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