Denbighshire welcomes positive social services report

Denbighshire County Council welcomes the positive report from Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) and Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) in relation to the provision of social care services for older people in the county.

Officers have discussed the report in detail with the lead inspector and are working to ensure that the areas for improvement are fully understood by both the Council and the Inspectorate and that agreed areas are targeted for improvement through an action plan agreed with elected members.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, Lead Member for Wellbeing and Independence, said:

“I am pleased the positive elements of CIWs report recognise the creative and professional approach that we have taken in implementing the Social Services and Well-being Act and evidences that our focus is clearly sighted on supporting people to maintain and recover their independence wherever possible, avoiding unnecessary intervention by both social care and health services.  

“The areas for improvement identified show that Denbighshire, like all Welsh Local Authorities, are working to fully implement the Act in a sensible and flexible way that reflects the spirit of its principles.

 “This report is a recognition of the hard work and professionalism of our staff across all of social care for older people and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support for our most vulnerable citizens.”