Croydon plans to make more use of homecare

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

In the wake of a joint report by the Audit Commission and the Social Services Inspectorate, the London Borough of Croydon plans to reduce its reliance on in-house residential care for older people and make greater use of domiciliary care. The joint review, carried out under the rolling programme of inspections of England¹s social services, found that Croydon was serving some people well and that there are prospects for continuous improvement. However, the review team found that the borough needed to target care more effectively to help older people live in their own homes, and to continue to improve performance in children¹s services. “Croydon is still over reliant on costly in-house residential services for older people ­ the Council has already made this a key priority for change,” the report said. “The number of people with physical disabilities helped to live at home is very low. However, a relatively high number of people with mental health problems are helped to live at home, and the number of psychi

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