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Ombudsman’s Review paints a ‘challenging picture’ of adult social care

Published today, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s Annual Review provides an overview of the state of adult social care, confirming what many people with learning disabilities, and their families and carers, will  know through personal experience.

As the Ombudsman Michael King puts it ” The challenging picture we see played out in the media on an almost weekly basis is very much reflected in the types and seriousness of the complaints we receive and the faults our investigations put right. Many of the issues we see appear to be driven by attempts to ration scarce resources, and we received and upheld more complaints about fees and charging this year than in previous years. While I recognise the challenging environment both commissioners and providers are operating within, any attempts to reduce costs must also properly consider the impact on the rights and dignity of people who use services, and must comply with both the letter and the spirit of the Care Act 2014″.

The Review is always worth a look. If nothing else, read the Ombudsman’s 2-page forward. Or follow the links and dig down to the league table spreadsheets – to see how any  particular local authority has performed with regard to complaint-handling.

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