Local News for Friday 3rd August 2018
Positive Review of Services for Older People
A Care Inspectorate progress review of services for older people in the Western Isles, undertaken in May 2018, indicated that the partnership had delivered “an impressive amount of improvement” since the inspection team last visited in 2015. In particular, the report highlights the benefits of a modernised homecare service, the introduction of a more coordinated approach to managing discharge from hospital and more robust community engagement structures.
The original joint inspection (in June 2015) had identified some strengths in the delivery of services for older people in the Western Isles but had also identified a number of weaknesses and twelve recommendations for improvement were made. Following the inspection, the partnership drew up a detailed action plan to deliver the required improvements and has subsequently monitored its implementation.
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Local News for Monday 6th August 2018
‘Stormy Seas’ Over Lifeline Ferry Services.
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant who has been fighting on behalf of the Communities and Businesses of the Western and Argyll Isles to get the Scottish Government and its fully owned companies, Calmac and CMAL, to provide the lifeline service that it is supposed to be providing.
Rhoda Grant MSP said, " I warned of a Summer of Discontent and now it is here. We have seen a complete disregard for the communities of the Western Isles and a fudging of the term lifeline service.
Read more: Local News for Monday 6th August 2018