Excellent -rated help to live at home

HELP for older people to live in their own homes for as long as they wish in Hackney is ‘excellent’, according to a new government report published this week.

The Council’s In-house Home Care Service has kept its top-rated score following an Annual Review by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.

An accompanying report noted the Council’s work to develop ‘extra care’ services, to provide round-the-clock residential care in designated housing blocks.

It also stated that the service upholds good standards of practice, for instance by managers attending Age Concern forums.

Kim Wright, Corporate Director for Community Services, said: “I welcome this result, and am delighted that residents are continuing to receive an ‘excellent’-rated service.”