Encouragement for Islington

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

Some but not all people are being well served by social services in the London Borough of Islington, says an Audit Commission report published in January. While Islington¹s social services have had a poor legacy, the report says there is still much to achieve across many service areas. “However, rapid progress has been made in recent years, with the authority responding quickly and effectively to resolve service weaknesses,” the report said. Adult care management services were given a best value rating of fair ­ a one star service that will probably improve. “The authority is making progress in developing integrated teams but needs to continue to work on customer care and consistency in assessment and care management,” the report said. “Islington has made encouraging progress since its reorganisation in April 1998. Budget deficits are being tackled, a clear vision for services as been laid down, users and their needs are a constant priority and the organisation has become much better at managing its perform

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