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de Poel health+care awarded Mencap contract extension

Mencap, the UK’s leading learning disability charity, has awarded a contract extension to de Poel health+care.

Mencap works in partnership with people with a learning disability and exist to change laws and services, challenge prejudice and directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.

Mencap’s decision to enter into a new contract extends de Poel’s services for a further year at the end of the contract period, taking the partnership into 2017.

Originally partnering in 2010, under a £4.5m agreement, de Poel says it will deliver more than 350,000 hours worked by Mencap’s temporary workforce. This builds on the £4.2m agency staffing spend delivered by de Poel in 2015 alone, procuring temporary workers to provide frontline care to Mencap’s national network of residential/day care services and leisure groups.

Andrew Preston, group managing director of de Poel, commented, “It is fantastic to be working with Mencap, offering the very best temporary staffing solutions to provide the highest-level of care and support to its network of more than 500 affiliated groups.

“We are delighted they have decided to extend the six-year contract for a further year, solely entrusting us with their temporary staffing provision.”

Rob Walker, head of resourcing at Mencap, added, “For Mencap’s support services, our focus is to ensure we empower people with a learning disability to live life as they choose. Our ethos has always been underpinned by working with people who share our values and who we trust to deliver excellent care.

“For the last five years, our partnership with de Poel health+care has been successful as they really understand our organisation and share an aligned vision. We look forward to building on our partnership even further.”

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