Audit Commission beams on Bolton


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

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council¹s social services have received a glowing report from the Audit Commission and Social Services Inspectorate. The report praises the department¹s investment in IT and capital investment in buildings. “There are good quality services for all user groups, with many examples of multidisciplinary procedures and strategies working well in practice,” the report says. “Corporate and political management arrangements are strong and Bolton is successful in supporting a high proportion of children and adults within the community. Overall, inspectors found that service users are placed at the centre of decision making.” There was, however, some room for improvement in services for older people. While local people can be satisfied they are receiving quality social services provision, there are areas where the council can build on its success,” the report said. “Bolton needs to have more flexible, less building-based services for older people. it also needs to offer a wider range of ch





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