Wandsworth Council is a leader in London in social care quality

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2024

  • Report underscores Wandsworth Council's commitment to excellence in adult social care.  
  • Borough at the forefront of London's ASCOF rankings. 
  • Wandsworth Council top quartile in social care-related quality of life.  

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Wandsworth Council has secured its position as a leader in adult social care. 

The reports sets out the Council’s achievements and challenges in supporting adults in social care from April 2022 to March 2023, against The Department of Health and Social Care’s Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF). It highlights how Wandsworth Council has performed compared to 30 other London boroughs (excluding the City of London and Hackney). 

Councillor Graeme Henderson, Cabinet member for health said: “This performance report is great news. It is critical that we continue to deliver outstanding services in Wandsworth, which support quality of life for those people we care for.” 

“Our performance has continued to improve and I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone in the care sector, especially for their commitment, partnership and efforts.” 

In 22/23, there were 19 ASCOF indicators which performance was measured by, in two categories; Service user survey (eight) and Performance indicators (11).  Wandsworth Council is in the top two quartiles for 15 out of 19 indicators and in the top quartile for 11 indicators. 6 out of 8 indicators from the service user survey are in the top quartile and Wandsworth is third in London for overall social care-related quality of life. 

The report reveals challenges faced by all councils due to the pandemic, including supporting individuals with a learning disability to live independently at home and admissions into care homes for older people. The Council maintains its focus on working to ensure residents are supported to live independently at home wherever possible through reablement services and the use of care technology 

This report comes after the council's announcement to freeze council tax for residents in the borough and continue work dedicated to delivering better services for all.