Report finds favour with social services

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

Social services chiefs have reacted positively to the Chief Social Services Inspector¹s eleventh annual report, drawing particular satisfaction from the attention she has paid to the difficulties departments are facing recruiting social care staff, and to the importance she has attached to improvements being made to the fabric of social services. ADSS President Michael Leadbetter said the chief inspector had drawn attention to the adverse impact on social care of the turbulence caused by restructuring within the NHS. In respect of the delayed discharge of elderly people from hospital, he welcomed her acknowledgement that the targeted reduction by 1,000 in England by March this year, using money allocated from “Building Capacity” grants, had been “comfortably met”. “Social care, at its best, is at the heart of our communities, being with users and protecting the most vulnerable,” Mr Leadbetter said. “All of our colleagues can learn much from this report about our collective successes and the areas in which th

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