At the Bluebird Care recent annual conference Managing Director Paul Tarsey reiterated the company’s commitment to delivering high-quality and cost-effective care. The announcement was made in response to the Government spending review in October that saw council budgets cut by 26 per cent over the next four years.
Tarsey told the conference: “Now, more than ever, there is a need for the most cost-effective and high-quality care for people and receiving care at home is a far cheaper option than going into residential care. It is also enabling people to stay in their homes for longer – maintaining their independence.”
The 130 delegates at the conference also heard that the Bluebird Care’s team of care workers now make over 1 million care visits a year from Scotland to West Sussex and Northern Ireland to Maidstone. The rapid growth has been achieved in the midst of economic turmoil and recession.
Conference guest speaker Paralympian Mark Eccleston described Bluebird Care’s award-winning staff as ‘champions’. The sportsman, who defied all the odds to become a silver medalist after an accident as a 16 year old, motivated delegates by recounting his story.
Tarsey added: “Mark’s story is an inspiration to us all and helped enthise and motivate our franchise owners to raise the bar and strive to do better in the future.”