Social Care Ombudsman finds Reading Borough Council at fault in care cases

Reading Borough Council has been found at fault in two decisions published recently by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. The ombudsman is the final port of call for people with complaints, if they are unhappy with how a council dealt with their concerns originally. One of the cases involved a woman who died in hospital after a fall

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Reading wins funding for dedicated mental health support team for young people

Children and young people in Reading and West Berkshire will be given more support for their mental health thanks to government funding for a new pilot scheme. Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group – which funds and plans local NHS services – said it would get more than £800,000 to run two dedicated mental health and support teams – one in

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Carisbrooke care home rated ‘Good’

Carisbrooke, a small care home for people with learning disabilties, has been rated ‘Good’ after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC, which checks the quality of all social care services, published findings on 21 December 2018 of its visit to the Emmer Green home. It said Carisbrooke had maintained its previous ‘Good’ rating because it continued

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