MP calls for return to in-house service

    An MP has called on Southwark Council to take its home care
    service back in-house after two agency carers were accused of
    assaulting a 90-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s.

    Simon Hughes, who represents North Southwark and Bermondsey,
    said vulnerable people, such as alleged victim Dorothy Blackmore,
    would be better served by an in-house service.

    Police are investigating the allegations against the carers, who
    are employed by Planned Personnel. They have been suspended pending
    the investigation. As Community Care went to press, no arrests had
    been made. A Southwark spokesperson said the agency has acted in
    the proper way about the allegations.

    Blackmore’s care has been transferred to another provider.

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