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Wokingham Borough Council awards social care contract to Optalis

Wokingham Borough Council awards social care contract to Optalis

29 February 2016

We are pleased to announce that Wokingham Borough Council has awarded the contract to provide care and support services for older people and people with disabilities to Optalis. The new five year contract commences in June 2016.


Optalis provides the full range of the council's adult social care services, including extra care housing, homecare, reablement, supported employment, as well as care brokerage and social work.


The company has been successfully operating these services since its formation in June 2011. Over this time Optalis has maintained and improved the quality of services provided, whilst simultaneously delivering tangible efficiency savings to the Council by reducing operating costs and overheads.  


Leader of Wokingham Borough Council Cllr Keith Baker said: "Optalis has been entrusted to deliver some of the council’s most vital and sensitive adult social care services with a clear message to work in partnership with the council to provide good quality safe social care to our residents. Optalis has demonstrated its commitment to partnership working by both improving the quality of those services and actively contributing to the challenges of managing a constrained social care budget. The company also has a robust growth strategy as it has taken on new services, therefore proving it has the commercial acumen to prosper.


"For these reasons it was without hesitation the contract be renewed."


Managing Director at Optalis Mette Le Jakobsen said: "I am delighted on behalf of all of our colleagues here at Optalis that our main client, Wokingham Borough Council, has renewed our contract. We have proved that we can deliver high quality services, whilst increasing productivity and developing a culture of continuous improvement."