Review finds ‘significant improvement’ in Ceredigion Social Services

Social Services in the county of Ceredigion have undergone a ‘significant improvement’ in the last year, with services for vulnerable adults more tailored to the needs of people that use them, according to a new report.

The review, carried out by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and the Wales Audit Office, says that Ceredigion Council has raised the profile of Social Services, shifting to provide more inclusive options for service users, with more people being helped to live safely at home.

These changes, says the report, have meant people now find it easier to make contact with services and are empowered to feel more included in their community.

In children’s services, the report states that children and young people who receive help generally get a timely response from social services and there are positive aspects to the systems for reviewing cases and for managing admissions to accommodation.

The Chief Inspector of CSSIW, Rob Pickford said: “I am pleased with the progress that has been made to improve social services in Ceredigion. If the Council can continue to develop the scope and coverage of its services with a more business like approach, I am confident its services will continue to improve and achieve higher standards.”

To read the full joint review on Ceredigion Social Services, click here.