Last night at Wirral’s Cabinet the first item on the agenda was dealing with an absolutely damning report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following their inspection in May of this year into adult social care. You can read their full report by clicking HERE
It was, really shocking. The CQC found that Wirral has, basically been failing the most vulnerable members of our society in a whole host of ways. The Council was given the lowest-possible rating and it’s capacity to improve was ‘uncertain’.
This disgraceful performance was carried out under the stewardship of the previous Labour-led Administration. They had an early warning last year when services were given the ‘red flag’ in a report, and a year later we see no improvement. If a Labour Council cannot protect and look after the interests of the most vulnerable – ie those who cannot look after themselves – then what is the point of it?
Turning this mess around is going to be difficult but the Con-Dem Administration in the Town Hall will tackle this failure. The Director of the Department, who publicly apologised for his departments failures last night, is under no illusion of our commitment to this, and his teams responsibility in delivering the improvements, and fast.