Adult Social Care assessed

At the Executive meeting last night Cllr Rolson Davies, Executive member for Health and Adult Community Services presented the Commission of Social Care Service’s performance assessment for Kingston’s adult social services.

The inspection showed continuing improvement in adult social services and rated the Council “two star with promising prospects”. This was an improvement on last year and demonstrated the significant work undertaken by adults social care services.

The report highlighted “the Council and health partners’ history of good co-operation in promoting the health of the population”, together with its “improved level of reviews of care packages” which was stated as being “better than the London average”.

It went on to emphasise the good contribution that the Council has made to “improved quality of life” and the increasing role of people with learning disabilities “making decisions and representing people with active support of the Council”.

The Council’s capacity to improve was described as “promising” with “members and senior managers effective in setting a strategic direction for improvement for adult social care within a corporate framework and in partnership with health.”

Speaking to the report Cllr Davies said “I am delighted with the results of this inspection and wish to add to a recommendation to the report to thank staff for all the efforts they have made in order to show this improvement.”

His comments were echoed by Cllr Ian Reid, who had been the Executive member for part of the period covered by the inspection, who said “this is a good platform from which to build on to achieve even higher ratings”.

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