A team of Government inspectors will be in South Tyneside next week as part of a Joint Review process looking at how the Council can improve its social care services.
This will be the first of many visits taking place over the next three months when the team will be meeting with:
Front line staff who provide social care services
Managers from across the Council
Groups of users of social care services
As part of the process the inspectors are keen to obtain the views of the public on the Council's social care services. Anyone with any comments to make on the social care services received by them, a family member or a friend should contact the lead reviewer, Ella Yashin. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Ella Yashin c/o South Tyneside Social Care & Health Directorate Kelly House Campbell Park Road Hebburn Tyne and Wear NE31 2SW
Ella Yashin Joint Reviews of Local Authorities Social Services 33 Greycoat Street London SW1P 2QF
Following their visit, the inspectors will prepare a publicly available report detailing their findings and making recommendations for improvement. The report will also give the Council's social care services an overall score - the score will have two elements - a "current services" score and a "prospects for improvement" score.