Excelcare operate the homes using ten separate companies. Excelcare Holdings PLC is registered in England and Wales, which in turn is owned by the ultimate parent company, Excelcare Group Ltd, registered in Jersey, Channel Islands, a tax haven.
The report examines the procurement process and homes transfer, economics of the Essex contract and the Excelcare company strategy, the impact on residential care and staff, draws lessons for procurement, care standards, inspection and scrutiny. The recommendations are targeted at Excelcare, Essex County Council and the Commission for Social care Inspection.
Commissioned by Essex County UNISON.