Former employees due to meet care provider bosses today

A Birmingham-based care company which looks after more than 100 people in their own homes has gone into administration.

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Sacked carers react to home-care firm collapse

Staff who have been laid off by a Birmingham-based care company which looks after more than 100 people in their own homes, have reacted to the firm's collapse.

Care People Ltd told around 60 workers at its base in Sparkhill at 1pm this afternoon, they'd be jobless from midnight tonight.

Birmingham City Council has stepped in to make sure care will be provided for the firm's clients, many of whom are elderly, disabled or who have learning difficulties.

Staff speaking to ITV News Central this evening say they are still waiting to be paid, and are worried how they will make ends meet over Christmas.

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Council statement on administration of Birmingham-based care company

As of today, Birmingham City Council has given notice that the contract with Care People has been terminated with immediate effect. This is due to their unstable financial position and therefore their inability to ensure safe and quality services are delivered.

This action has been taken as a direct result of the company’s decision to hand back all Birmingham City council funded packages because they are unable to guarantee salary payments to their staff due on 27/12/13.

BCC has been required to urgently source all its current packages of care with alternative providers. This means that from 21/12/13 all care packages will be moved to different providers.

We are working with a number of providers, social work teams, internal providers, the service users and their families to ensure a smooth transition in order to maintain a safe and quality delivery of services.

– Birmingham City Council spokesperson

Birmingham-based care firm goes under: 60 jobs lost

A Birmingham-based care company which looks after more than 100 people in their own homes has gone into administration.

Care People, which is based on Warwick Road in Sparkhill, has issued a letter to staff saying that from midnight tonight they will be losing their jobs without being paid.

A manager at the care firm said that was between 50 and 60 people.

Birmingham City Council says they have made arrangements to make sure Care People's clients will be looked after.

Bosses at the company have refused to comment.

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