Our plans for regulated and day services

Scope’s new strategy

In April, we launched a new five-year strategy, Everyday Equality, that sets out a clear plan of how we will achieve our vision of changing society so that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. 

In order to do this, we need to be clear and focussed as an organisation which means we cannot continue to do everything we are doing today. This is why the Board proposed to transfer our current regulated and day services to another credible provider that will continue to run them and invest in them, so they are sustainable in the future.

A new provider for our regulated and day services

After an extensive search and talking to many interested providers, we are pleased to announce that the organisation we are proposing to transfer our services to is Salutem, a specialist health and social care provider. 

Our Board of Trustees chose Salutem as they had met our criteria to ensure continuity of care for anyone accessing our regulated and day services.

All Scope regulated and day services will continue to remain under one umbrella as part of a newly set up division called Ambito. 

Led by an experienced team of directors, Salutem are already running 75 services for disabled people across England, and we believe that our services will fit in very well with their philosophy and current portfolio of services.

Throughout this process our top priority has been ensuring continuity of care, support and education for our customers, residents and students. At the same time, we are very pleased that Salutem also intend to retain our existing staff in services as well as our established services senior leadership team. 

Salutem will be the parent company, but Ambito will retain the ethos and senior management of Scope. This ensures that our customers and their families will face minimum disruption and continue to see many familiar faces across the services. It also ensures that they will continue to receive high quality care, support and education. 

What happens next?

We are aiming to complete the transfer as quickly as possible, but this will depend on obtaining the agreement of the four different regulators of our services. This is a formal process and we don’t expect there to be any difficulties. However, we have been advised by our regulators that the process takes a minimum of 12 weeks, but might take longer due to the Christmas holiday and their current work load. 

Where can I get more information?

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us at feedback@scope.org.uk.