Passionate staff see Reablement Services rated as ‘GOOD’ by CQC

Services to help people get back on their feet after an illness or set-back have never been so good – according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and adult social care regulator for England.

The CQC carried out an inspection of the Buckinghamshire Reablement Service in March 2018 and rated it as ‘GOOD’ stating in the report, ‘Staff we spoke with were passionate about the work they did. They spoke about how much they enjoyed working with people to help them to regain their independence.’

The CQC inspectors looked at how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led the service was rating it as ‘GOOD’ in all five areas.

The full report can be seen here

Buckinghamshire’s Reablement Services were transferred to the County Council in 2017 following termination of its contact with Bucks Care, at the time it had been rated as ‘requires improvement’ by the CQC [May 2017].

Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing, said: ‘Receiving a ‘GOOD’ rating from the CQC is proof that we are getting things right, and shows how hard staff at the council have worked to turn things around.’

‘It is an essential part of making sure people get the right support at the right time. It can prevent problems from getting worse, reduce hospital stays, prevent isolation and delay the need for more costly formal adult social care services. It helps people to help themselves.’

Reablement is a programme of short-term support designed to help people regain or maintain their independence, often after a hospital stay, injury or other set-back. It is designed to build on what people can already do – helping them to get their confidence or skills back – so they can remain in their own homes and stay independent for longer.