Powys Council trading company to run care homes

Powys Council cabinet has agreed to develop a new trading company to run 12 Bupa Care Ltd homes across the county, after its contract with the group expires in May.

A spokesperson for Powys Council explained that the current model did not have the resources to ‘deliver the required levels of services’ and that it could help develop care services.

A spokesman for Bupa Care said: "We are proud of the high quality of care that we deliver in the 12 homes we operate in Powys, which we lease from the council.

"We were surprised to learn in the local media that the council may set up a company to run these homes after the current contract expires next May.

"No final decision has been made and the council will take the next few months to review arrangements and decide what to do next."