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Council pulls contract with Carmarthenshire care home after it fails to pay staff and creditors

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Carmarthenshire Council has announced that it has given notice on its contract to provide care with Plas Y Bryn Care Home, Cwmgwili after having significant concerns with its financial position and an inability to pay their staff and creditors.

Residents at Plas Y Bryn are being supported by the council to find new homes by its team of social workers and managers.

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The council say they have been providing significant financial support to ensure that the care company can meet its financial obligations and that care is not impacted. This has included bringing regular payments in advance to enable the company to pay staff salaries.

As a result, the council say they have had to take the difficult decision to give notice to the care company.

The council add that the decision has not been taken lightly and it shares the deep concerns that the people living and working in the care home will have.

There have been continued attempts to work with the operators to understand their financial position. A variety of alternative options have been considered but, the council adds, due to the legal and financial circumstances that surround the care company, there are no viable solutions that can be found at this time.

Carmarthenshire Council thanked the staff within Plas Y Bryn Care Home for their commitment to delivering high-quality care and highlight that the quality of care has at no point been a contributing factor to this difficult decision.

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Cllr. Jane Tremlett, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Services, Carmarthenshire County Council said: “The welfare of the residents at Plas Y Bryn is of the utmost importance and we have acted quickly to support the care home to continue to provide excellent care of its residents.

“We are supporting residents along with their families and next of kin, during what is a very difficult and distressing situation, to find suitable and adequate accommodation for them to find new homes.

“On behalf of the council, I would like to express my gratitude to the staff at Plas Y Bryn for their invaluable work at the care home. We are also supporting them during this hard period as they continue to provide care to the residents.”

Ahead of the contract coming to an end, the council says it will be working with people and their families over the coming weeks to find new homes where they can receive the care and support that they require.

Wherever possible, they say they will do our best to ensure that people are supported to move to locations of choice.

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Residents are also being provided with access to advocacy services to support them through this difficult time.

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