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Report sparks plan of action

AN action plan has been drawn up by Solihull NHS Care Trust and the borough council after adult social services were marked down by a health watchdog.

AN action plan has been drawn up by Solihull NHS Care Trust and the borough council after adult social services were marked down by a health watchdog.

The Commission for Social Care Inspection (now the Care Quality Commission) visited Solihull NHS Care Trust in January to assess personalised and preventative services for older people and to look at how well vulnerable adults were safeguarded.

Each of these three services provided by the Care Trust, Solihull Metropolitian Borough Council and partner agencies was rated as adequate after the inspection in January.

However, capacity to improve was judged to be ‘uncertain’ on a scale of four from poor to excellent.

Now the Care Trust and council have drawn up an action plan to work on the areas identified for improvement by the inspectors.

Director of adult social services Sally Burton, who is also chief executive of the Care Trust, said: “We have invested significantly in adult safeguarding in the past year and the inspectors recognised the high priority given to strengthening this activity.

“We accept that more organisational capacity is needed to quicken the pace of improvements. Recent investment has given us the capacity to move forward.”

 

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