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Eight local authorities in England have been told they must urgently improve their social care services for adults.

The Care Quality Commission, an official regulator in the UK found that the level of care in elderly homes has improved, with 95% of councils being in the top two categories.

Unfortunately its annual report also showed that one in four care homes were adequate at best.

These findings caused concern amongst some councils who disagreed with these findings.

Annie Shepperd, a chief executive of one of those councils, Southwark, said the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had made a mistake in rating her authority.

She said the CQC had judged them to be a low spending authority but another body, the Audit Commission, had said they were a top spending authority, "they can't both be right".

"Why have they refused to come and talk to me about this and why have they not given me the evidence when I've got mountains of contrary evidence that their findings are wrong."

The report covers independent providers of care services as well as an assessment of England's 148 local authorities.

It rated 95% of councils in the top two categories, which means they are performing well or excellently - and none was given the bottom "poor" rating.

While the picture is of improvement, the commission said there are still too many vulnerable adults being failed by the system.

Care homes for older people were highlighted in particular for their poor record on providing social contact and activities for residents.

CQC chief executive Cynthia Bower said the improvements in council services should be recognised, although they could still do much better on issues such as dignity and offering people more choice.

But she also warned she was "deeply concerned" the expected squeeze on public sector spending could lead to greater restrictions on access.

Andrew Harrop, head of public policy for the newly-merged Age Concern and Help the Aged charity, said some care homes were clearly still "not up to scratch".

He also said that local councils "continue to deny many older people the care they need to live dignified and independent lives."

Whilst many people still place the elderly into care homes; many refuse to do so and prefer to keep elderly family members with them in their own homes.

Why do you think some people prefer to put elderly people into care homes? Is it acceptable in your opinion and why? Write to us in English!
لماذا يضع بعض الناس اقاربهم المسننين في دور الرعاية؟ برأيك هل هذا مقبول و لماذا؟ اكتب لنا بالانجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير


care quality commission
هيئة رقابة على جودة الرعاية
official
رسمي
regulator
هيئة رقابية
elderly homes
دور المسننين
categories
فئات
findings
نتائج
providers
موفرو
social
اجتماعي
dignity
كرامة
deeply concerned
يساوره القلق الشديد
not up to scratch
ليست على المستوى المطلوب

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

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