Inspectors recently rated Westminster Council's adult social care services as "excellent", making them some of the best available in the UK.
The report was carried out by the Care Quality Commission and aimed to assess services supporting adults and older people. Westminster Council was rated "excellent" in six out of seven key areas in the report which included improving quality of life, health and wellbeing and increasing the individual's control over care.
Westminster was also rated excellent for making a positive contribution in older people's lives by ensuring they were free from discrimination and harassment. It was also reported that the council was performing well for economic wellbeing for older people, as well as maintaining the dignity and respect of adult and elderly residents.
Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster’s cabinet member for Society, Families and Adult services, said: “We are pleased with the report as it reflects the hard work of our adult social care team to deliver modern social services in today’s tough economic climate. It shows that in almost every area covered by the inspectorate the council’s performance was rated as excellent for the level of care it provides.
Westminster has continually set itself a high bar with the services it provides. The current economic climate and the spending challenges posed by the government’s comprehensive spending review will mean there will be changes to the way we deliver services across the council - including adult social care.
Within our new financial remit we will work hard to meet the challenge to design services that meet people’s needs and that are affordable for the future while maintaining the highest possible levels of service. Working with local people, we aim to continue to provide some of the best adult social care services in the country.”