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November
2017
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Oxfordshire adult social care settings outstrip national averages yet again

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Older people and adults with disabilities are getting a better level of service from care settings in Oxfordshire than elsewhere in England, official figures have again proved.

The number of care homes and home care providers in the county rated as “Outstanding” or “Good” by the Care Quality Commission was yet again comfortably higher than the national average when the latest figures were published on November 1.

A total of 89 per cent of the 209 Oxfordshire providers are rated “outstanding” or “good” compared to a national average of 81 per cent.

The CQC regularly publishes updated national figures and Oxfordshire has for some time outstripped the national averages.

 

CQC rating as at 1-11-17

All Social Care Providers

Oxon No

Oxon %

National %

Outstanding

10

5%

2%

Good

175

84%

79%

Requires Improvement

20

10%

18%

Inadequate

4

2%

2

Councillor Lawrie Stratford, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: “It’s great news that people in Oxfordshire are getting a better service. Although we don’t directly run care homes ourselves we work very closely with the CQCon standards in homes and the quality of home care providers.

“Being ahead of national average is one thing. Consolidating and maintaining that situation is quite another. It’s very satisfying that we’ve achieved that and my congratulations go to all of the Oxfordshire care providers who have impressed inspectors.”

Eddy McDowall, Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers, said: “Oxfordshire providers continue to demonstrate extraordinary commitment and a high standard of care delivery in challenging circumstances. Our thanks and congratulations go to all valued staff who are making a difference.” 



 

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