Glowing report for Homecare Services team

A service that provides long-term care and support for people in East Dunbartonshire has received a glowing report from the Care Inspectorate.

Homecare Services, operated by East Dunbartonshire Council, delivers care at home and housing support in the district for older residents, people with physical and sensory impairment, learning disabilities and anyone experiencing mental health issues.

The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care, social work and children’s services to ensure vulnerable people are safe, that the overall quality of services improves and people know and understand the standards they have a right to expect.

The Homecare Services’ quality of care and support was rated as Grade 5 (Very Good) by the Care Inspectorate - the second highest grade available.

Its quality of staffing and quality of management and leadership were rated as Grade 4 (Good).

Councillor Michael O’Donnell, convener of East Dunbartonshire Council’s social work committee, said: “This is a very positive report which praises the service’s trained employees for the very good standard of care and support they offer and it is pleasing to see them get the recognition they deserve.

“Inspectors also spoke with service users and carers who were happy with the service.”