A NEW electronic system for monitoring Calderdale home helps should be running by the end of September.
It will mean the carers who visit 1,200 elderly and vulnerable people having to make a phone call when they enter and leave each house.
The system should make it easier to spot if users are not getting the help they and the council are paying for, said Calderdale Council’s director of adults, health and social care services, Jonathan Phillips.
The announcement follows the discovery that the council has been paying over the odds for some home care and meals on wheels.
The Courier reported how councillors are attempting to recover £118,000 from one company which overcharged the authority for care, while another was paid for meals some people never received.
Commercial confidentiality prevents the council naming any company but the main problem relates to one of six, together paid more than £5 million a year.
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