One of the largest suppliers to the UK care home is in financial difficulty.
Allied Healthcare, which employs more than 8,700 people for the care of elderly and vulnerable patients, files for protection from its creditors due to a “very difficult”.
The company, which also offers learning disabilities support services, said it would continue to provide care, and there would be no redundancies.
The government stated that it was “working closely” with the Allies.
Allied, owned by a private equity firm, the care of 13 500 people across the united KINGDOM.
The home visits he has to help people to live independently, and may include cooking and cleaning, managing medications, and overnight stays.
Allies has 150 contracts with local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.
Health care sector: in the Short nurses and other staff members
The cost of care
Night helping back pay system to the “unaffordable”
“As with many providers in the united KINGDOM, the health and social care sector, health care, Allied Health has been operating in a highly challenging environment for a prolonged period of time, which has put pressure on the company,” a company spokesman said.
“Because of these challenges, Allied Health has made the decision to pursue a Company Voluntary arrangement (CVA).”
Allies said there will be no layoffs or branch closures as a result of the CVA implementation of the plan.
BBC business correspondent Joe Lynam said the CVA would allow the company to pause repay some creditors, including its pension expenses -while the future of the company is set.
It will be the “shield of some of their debt while they get their house in order financially,” he explained.
Last year, HMRC held informal caregivers of sleeping for the night must be paid the minimum wage for all hours worked, as opposed to a flat rate, and that the care providers will be required to make payments for these stays.
At the time of the charity Mencap warned against the “devastating” financial impact of the changes, stating that the total amount of the bill social care providers for the return to pay – in some cases dating back six years could be £400.
It is understood as the Ally of the bill could rise to € 11m.
A Ministry of Health and Social services spokesman said that the government would “continue to monitor the financial stability” of Allies and other adult social care providers.”
The Local Government Association, which represents local authorities, said that he was at the side of the Care Quality Commission and the government’s support of its Allies, when it is possible.
“The absolute priority for the affected councils is to protect the vital care and support to older people and people with disabilities count and ensure that it is able to continue without interruption. The tips of solid contingency plans in place to manage the care of people if necessary,” a spokesman added.