number of surveys returned this year was exactly the same as last
year (55), which itself was down on 2017’s total of 65. Overall
satisfaction with the service remains high, with 97% of respondents
being either very satisfied (75%) or fairly satisfied (22%). (Last
years figures were 98%, 82% and 16% respectively.)
were once again overwhelmingly positive, with only a handful of
negative comments, mainly concerned with communication with the
office, in particular service users not being kept informed by the
office of changes to care attendants, timing of visits or care
packages. There were also suggestions that increased training might
be beneficial for care attendants looking after service users with
dementia and autism.
Colin McCracken of the Care Inspectorate visited us on Saturday 17 March.
This inspection looked at two aspects of our work. Again this was a very successful inspection.
There were no requirements or recommendations for change made
Quality of Care. We retained our top grade of 6 for Quality of Care thanks to the hard work and dedication of our carers.
Management and Leadership We received a 5 for Management and Leadership, the same grade as two years ago despite a large period of change in management over that time. Our new management team of Carol Black and Wendy McCreadie (photo) are to be congratulated.