The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published the findings of their five local authority pilot assessments.
Assessing how local authorities meet their duties under Part 1 of the Care Act (2014) is a new responsibility for CQC. During the pilots, the CQC looked at nine of their quality statements to assess how well each local authority is meeting its responsibilities. This enabled them to give an indicative rating.
- Birmingham City Council – indicative rating of good
- Lincolnshire County Council – indicative rating of good
- North Lincolnshire Council – indicative rating of good
- Nottingham City Council – indicative rating of requires improvement
- Suffolk County Council – indicative rating of good.
Similar themes were noted across all five local authorities. These included:
- Outcomes for people were better where there was good partnership working, including with voluntary and community partners as well as health partners.
- Integrated working around discharging people from hospital was working and had improved the flow out of hospitals.
- Staff tended to stay with a local authority when they felt valued, had learning and development opportunities, and where there was a positive culture.
- There were different practices across the 5 local authorities in how they worked with young people who are transitioning from children’s services to adult services, so young people’s experiences were varied.
Read the reports via the link below.