ADASS welcomes "Everyday Excellence" report issued by National Skills Academy for Social Care

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
Date: Friday 3rd August 2012
Embargo: Immediate

Sarah Pickup, ADASS President warmly welcomes the recent report "Everyday Excellence" from the National Skills Academy for Social Care, as a step forward in recognising and supporting the critical and highly valued role played by Registered Managers.

"This report will help to galvanize greater coherence across the social care sector, particularly across the wide diversity of providers, in coming together to create a supportive environment for Registered Managers whilst also providing further reassurances to residents and their families as to the quality of their care and support"

Sarah Pickup said "ADASS will continue to work closely across the social care sector to drive up quality of care and support and is committed to the ongoing support of Registered Managers (and the wider workforce) upon which this all depends".

ENDS

For further information contact:
Sarah Pickup, ADASS President, 01992 556300
Jonathan Gardam, ADASS Policy Officer, 020 7072 7436

The report Everyday Excellence  may be accessed here.

Editorial Notes

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) represents directors of adult social services in local authorities in England. DASSs have statutory responsibilities for the social care of older people and adults with disabilities, while over 50 per cent also run social housing departments. ADASS members might also share a number of responsibilities for the provision and/or commissioning of housing, leisure, library, culture and arts services within their councils.

`Personalisation' is a term used to describe a number of ways in which vulnerable adults and their carers can receive a mixture of local authority and government money in order to pay directly for the care services they need without direct social services involvement.

They will be helped in making an assessment of their needs and finances by social workers who will also involve and consider the needs and availability of carers. Any contractual agreement is therefore between the individual and the care worker or operator.

The Department of Health survey of adult social care 2010/2011 showed that:

* 62% of service users who responded said that they were extremely or very satisfied with the care and support services they receive.

*28% said they were quite satisfied, 7% said they were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied and the remaining 3% said they were dissatisfied.

*26% reported their quality of life was so good, it could not be better or very good.

* 31% reported it was good, and

*33% reported it was alright.

* 10% reported their quality of life was either bad, very bad or so bad it could not be worse

See full results here