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Wokingham becomes first council to privatise social care

Will others follow this?  It is ok when things work well but when things go wrong the councils will be left to pick up the pieces.

Wokingham becomes first council to privatise social care

 
June 09, 2011

Wokingham borough has become the first unitary authority in the country to set up a company to manage its provision of social care.

Optalis, a new adult social care company set up and managed by Wokingham Borough Council, began commercial operations on Monday.

The team behind the company has taken control of all council-run or commissioned adult care services.

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