Monday 7th October 2013

Sandie Keene, President of ADASS said: "This is a report full of positive progress by a number of local Authorities. We clearly need to ensure that the good progress shown by many becomes usual practice in all Authorities. The good practice it recommends should be read by every local authority care commissioner, and be fed into all our sector-led improvement programmes.

The identification of potential threat to human rights is a serious one and requires further examination. Our evidence is that quality and cost are not always directly correlated but the issues raised in this report must be heeded and evaluated by local authorities and providers alike."

ENDS

For further information contact:
Sandie Keene, ADASS President, 01132 478700
Drew Clode, ADASS Media/Policy Adviser, 020 8348 5023/07976 837755