Text of a press release by Enfield Council.
An Enfield Council spokesperson said:
“It has been reported on social media that the Council has recently issued a statement in relation to Cyprian Care following media coverage around direct payments from Enfield Council to that company. For clarity, no statement has been issued by the Council on this matter since 7 May 2019.
“In the case of vulnerable clients, the Council is required to buy one off care packages from a framework of registered care providers. This framework includes the private company Cyprian Care and results in payments being made directly by the Council. Since 2016, legislative changes has meant that local authority financial transactions over £250 are published and subject to FOI.
“The Council has detailed and robust procurement and commissioning procedures in place to ensure full compliance with all relevant legislation.”