Inspire is proud to announce the successful completion of our merger with social care provider, Community Integrated Care, which officially took place earlier this week. Community Integrated Care supports 2500 people with care needs and employs over 5000 colleagues nationwide, over 280 and 1000 in Scotland respectively. They deliver award-winning support to people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health conditions and complex care needs, supporting them to lead full lives in their local communities.
With shared values, heritage and a collective vision for the future of social care, the partnership is a natural fit for both organisations, with our charity set to benefit from Community Integrated Care’s size, scale and experience in areas such as technology, systems and ground-breaking partnerships and initiatives.
The merger also supports Community Integrated Care’s Best Lives Possible strategy, which sets out an ambitious plan to expand the charity’s reach even further, supporting more people in new geographical areas. Linda Gray, Chief Executive Officer at Inspire said: “Today is a proud day for both of our charities, as we come together and look toward an exciting future ahead. Throughout recent years, it has been a privilege to lead Inspire in our ambition of being a care provider and employer of choice in Scotland. I take immense pride in our remarkable achievements as an organisation: building quality Care Inspectorate grades, creating a positive reputation within our communities, establishing great relationships with our valued partners, and most importantly, developing strong connections with the people we support and their loved ones. Partnering with Community Integrated Care is a fantastic opportunity, and we are looking forward to achieving many more brilliant things together in the years to come.”
Jim Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Community Integrated Care said: “We’re delighted to announce the completion of our merger with Inspire and we’re really excited to welcome the many new colleagues and people supported to our charity. As organisations, we already have so much in common – from turning 35 this year, to being rooted in the same mission of ensuring that people with support needs lead fulfilling lives in their communities, full of choice, independence and opportunity. Over the next few months, we will be working closely with our colleagues at Inspire to ensure a smooth transition for our new teams, and continuity for the people we support.”
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