Community care benefits from convenience of prepaid cards

The SLC Group chooses Tuxedo to offer new product for supported living communities

The  SLC  Group,  an  organization  providing  housing  related  and  specialist  community  care  support services, has partnered with Tuxedo Money Solutions, a leading prepaid card provider, to offer its clients and support staff a new safe, convenient and easy to use payment solution.

The SLC Group (Supported Living in the Community) provides supported living and specialist community support for people with learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, mental health needs and autism. Their support staff work closely with individuals and families to offer a personalised approach to lifestyle management, whilst promoting choice and independence.

The SLC Group looks for unique ways to support people through maximizing opportunities for freedom of choice and individual control, particularly with regard  to  individual budgets –  this new prepaid card offers a simple solution. The Tuxedo MasterCard® Prepaid Card allows management to load the desired amount on to the card which can then be used to make purchases providing   a secure and convenient alternative to carrying around cash. Not only does this deliver a controlled spending tool, but there is also a full transaction history available and improved processing costs and times.

SLC manage the funds via a central, easy to administer, electronic wallet system.  The facility enables the administrator to allocate the appropriate funds to the nominated cards in seconds, 24 hours a day.

Charles Eggleston, CEO of SLC, says: “Our investment in Tuxedo Money Solutions has ensured that The SLC Group’s appointeeship service for the people we support promotes complete transparency whilst providing our support staff with a secure and efficient payment device. This initiative fits right into the health and social care sector’s personalisation agenda and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Tuxedo to drive forward this innovative approach to money management.”

John Sharman, CEO of Tuxedo Money Solutions says: “We are delighted that The SLC Group has chosen Tuxedo as their partner to provide people cared for by their support services with prepaid cards. Being such an easy-to-use and secure method of payment, the Tuxedo MasterCard Prepaid Card is an obvious solution for carers helping individuals to manage their money.”

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