IQTimecard Urges Councils Prepare for Home Care Change After Manchester Devolution is Granted by Whitehall

Devolution has been the hot topic again this week, after George Osborne revealed that the city of Manchester will be granted a £1bn devolution package, allowing the city to take charge of public amenities like transport, welfare, the building of homes and, most important for many providers, social care services. In a momentous week for the people of Manchester, workforce management solution provider IQTimecard is encourage home care providers in the region to be prepared for a slew of changes across the board, with their integrated time and attendance offering.

Currently used across the country as part of Home Instead, a leading private sector home care provider, IQTimecard is an effective workforce monitoring solution that could be adapted by the new council-run care services that will be in place across Manchester in a few short years. The solution integrates payroll, scheduling and remote employee management to put home care providers in a great position to provide effective service to their clients.

David Lynes, Director of IQTimecard, says, “The news that Manchester will be taking charge of their own social care provision over the coming years will be of great comfort to many providers in the region – and now is the time to ensure they are ready for the huge changes that are sure to come their way. Our flexible time and attendance solution covers a number of bases including payroll and worker monitoring to ensure that home care organisations can run efficiently and provide a stellar service to clients – all while saving time, money and resources.”

He adds, “With the prospect of devolution now a real talking point for many of the country’s larger city councils, we’d also like to encourage home care providers much further afield than Manchester to prepare for mass changes in the sector. IQTimecard is scalable, versatile and easy to implement within any existing business, and it’s been proven as an effective solution already by many clients in the home care industry.”

Manchester will now have a powerful voice, and will be able to bring about more practical improvement for the city without channelling every request through Whitehall. With the new powers flooding into the northern city, new challenges are sure to spring up for many of the city’s home care providers as they adapt to new budget provisions and regulations – IQTimecard is encouraging all organisations in the region to ensure they have the solutions to deal with such change and make the first example of UK devolution a success in the home care sector.

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About IQTimecard: IQTimecard is a fully hosted and managed remote workforce management solution using cutting-edge telephony services, all of which have been developed to provide low cost, comprehensive real time information on workforce activity.