Report: Rutland should have coherent strategy

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The East Midlands district of Rutland has developed its services to improve support for people in their own homes, according to a recent joint review of social services in the district by the Audit Commission and the Social Services Inspectorate. “The Council, established in April 1997, has done reasonably well in taking over the responsibility for social services, given its size and capacity,” the report said. “But in order to deliver and sustain future improvements in services, Rutland needs to have a clearer idea of where it wants to go and how it is going to get there.” The report said arrangements to organise care for people needed to include better checks to ensure services were meeting people¹s needs well, and risks were being properly managed. “In order to secure more promising prospects, Rutland needs more coherent strategies for its social services, and approach that extends beyond lobbying for more resources, no matter how strong the Council considers its case for greater funding to be,” the repor

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