NE Lincolnshire is lacklustre

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

Social services provided by North East Lincolnshire County Council are serving some people well but have uncertain prospects for improvement, according to a joint report by the Audit Commission and the Social Services Inspectorate. Three years ago the authority was judged to be failing but, with political support and a better focus on management, the review found there had been significant improvement in some areas. The report says services to older people had improved but there was still room for further improvement, and services for vulnerable adults needed to be better targeted to help people remain in their own homes. “Financially, North East Lincolnshire has become more volatile,” says the report. “There is a need to get better value for money and reduce unit costs in some areas. The continued development of partnerships will also be necessary to tackle this problem.”

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