Business as usual vow at care group despite administration

Choices Care
Choices Care

ASSURANCES have been given that it is still business as usual at the Choices Care unit in Hawick despite the company going into administration.

The registered national care group, which provides support in Hawick to six local individuals who have a learning disability at a purpose built unit at Liddesdale Crescent, is continuing to operate as normal under the management of administrators Zolfo Cooper whilst a buyer is sought for the company.

The administrators were called in after the Livingston-based group, which supports around 800 people to live independently, suffered continuing cash flow difficulties.

Elaine Torrance, Head of Social Care and Health at Scottish Borders Council, told the Hawick News this week: “The council is in close contact with the administrator who has advised that continuity of care to people who receive services and their staff is the highest priority.

“They have confirmed that services will continue to provided to all people receiving care and have advised that staff will transfer to any new provider on their existing terms and conditions.”