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  • Writer's pictureCllr Liam Walker

Council getting it right on social care

Older people and those with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire receive better services from their providers than the national average across England.

Of the 21,200 social care organisations/settings (care homes and home care) in England, 202 are in Oxfordshire.

The Care Quality Commission regularly inspects all these care settings across the country and has four ratings:

· Outstanding – the service is performing exceptionally well

· Good – the service is performing well and meeting CQC’s expectations

· Requires improvement – the service isn’t performing as well as it should and has been told how it must improve.

· Inadequate – the service is performing badly and action has been taken against the person/organisation running it.

More than nine out of 10 of the 4,461 people who receive services from providers, receive them from providers rated “Outstanding” or “Good”. Meanwhile a total of 88 per cent (189) of Oxfordshire’s 202 care providers are rated either “outstanding” or “good” compared to 80 per cent of national providers.

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