Community Report 2014: Adult Social Care
Posted: Dec 23, 2014
We promised that older people in need would be able to live longer in their own home. We know older people like to stay in their own homes so services have been modified to provide in home support. This means that the number of people in residential care has fallen. The money available to support older people has not risen a lot but we are supporting more people.
We promised improvements in older peoples accommodation. We are working with Bracknell Forest Homes to deliver a state-of-the-art extra care centre at Clement House (behind Garth Hill College). It will provide 65 flats, 14 for sale, all supported from on-site facilities. It will open in early 2015.
We have created groups and boards specifically to support older and vulnerable people. The safeguarding adults board ensures that all our older and vulnerable people are protected from abuse.
Crucial to the care of all our older and vulnerable residents are their carers. We have a carers strategy and a much strong commitment to carers. We are currently implementing the new Care Act, which will help even more of our older residents.
We received Prime Ministerial recognition for our intermediate care services and hospital in- reach team as well the care of people with learning disabilities. Intermediate care and Community Response and Reablement make sure people transition safely from hospital to home. Our learning disabilities team received recognition for the way we put the individual at the heart of all that we do.
Community Report 2014: Each day this month we will post an achievement on our website and let you see what we have done to meet those promises we made to you at the last local elections. We invite you to tell us what you think and what you feel we should commit to in our next local election manifesto. Please take the opportunity to respond. Read Community Report 2014 introduction
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