We welcome Inspire
Community Integrated Care is proud to announce the successful completion of its merger with Scottish social care charity, Inspire.
With a significant presence across North East Scotland, Inspire employs 570 colleagues and delivers life-changing care to 360 people with learning disabilities, autism and complex care needs, supporting them to live independently in the community.
The move was completed this week as planned after we officially announced the news in June earlier this year. Inspire’s colleagues have now transferred to Community Integrated Care in line with TUPE Regulations, with the teams becoming part of our charity’s Scotland region.
With shared values, heritage and a collective vision for the future of social care, the partnership is a natural fit for both of our organisations, enabling us to learn new ways of working through best practice sharing, align resources to work more effectively, as well as supporting us to collectively build initiatives that will improve the lives of the people we support.
The merger also supports our 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.
A thorough 12-month integration process is now in place, with teams from both Community Integrated Care and Inspire working closely together to ensure the success of the collaboration.
Jim Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Community Integrated Care said: “We’re thrilled to have joined forces with Inspire and to be welcoming a team of incredible 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. This represents a brilliant new chapter for us both, and we’re confident that the shared values, vision, and goals that brought us together will enable us to thrive – continuing to deliver the best lives possible for the people we support.”
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, and I take immense pride in our remarkable achievements. Collaborating with Community Integrated Care is a fantastic opportunity and we’re looking forward to achieving many more brilliant things together in the years to come.”
You can read more about Inspire on their website here.