'Excellent' rating for Cambridgeshire adult services

A care watchdog looking at adult social services in Cambridgeshire assessed two out of seven categories as "excellent".

The high scorers were improvements to quality of life and helping people "make a positive contribution".

Health, choice and control, freedom from discrimination and harassment, economic well-being, dignity and respect all "performed well".

The Care Quality Commission, assessing the service, praised its ability to perform well under budget pressure.

The annual assessment report into Cambridgeshire County Council noted the increased numbers of adults needing social care.

Strong NHS link

It said: "The council has a clear vision for the delivery of adult social care services and has made significant progress on transformation of services.

"The progress on this aspect of service delivery has not been achieved at the expense of any other service.

"The council has demonstrated the necessary drive and ambition to deliver improved outcomes.

"It has also been able to address increasing demand for services related to demographic growth in a period of economic constraint.

"Relationships between the council and NHS partners are strong and clear with little or no duplication of roles or responsibilities."

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