Hospitals and social services departments
should be encouraged to work in partnership to solve delayed discharges instead of nurturing a culture of shifting blame.
None of the region's social services departments
scored the top three stars but two stars were awarded to Knowsley, Sefton and Cheshire.
January 2003: At a social care conference, council leader Russell Goodway, pictured, said the social services department
had failed Cardiff's most vulnerable people.
Now the social services department
wants to know what carers think the money should go on this year.
In recent years Cardiff County Council's Social Services Department
, now renamed the Social Care and Health Group, has come in for harsh criticism.
Sir, - When the Audit Commission comes to Birmingham in September to look at the running of the city council, they will no doubt confirm what we already know, that they have many areas that need improving, such as the social services department
, which was given a zero rating performance, and the housing department which faces severe financial crisis following the defeat of the Labour council's attempt to transfer the council housing stock and the benefit service that had a backlog at its peak of 85,000 applicants.
Andrew Mitchell (Con Sutton Coldfield) described Birmingham's social services department
as being 'a shambles' and said the Government should act to stop more care homes closing, after 80 in the city went out of business over the past 18 months.
GOVERNMENT inspectors have praised financial management at Warwickshire County Council's social services department
The Medi-Cal bills date to November - before a merger between Behavioral Health and the Public Social Services Department
had been dissolved.
Speaking at the opening of one of the ``most important'' conferences in the city's recent history, Russell Goodway, leader of Cardiff City Council, said the authority must be prepared for change if it is to address damning criticism levelled at its social services department
A staffing crisis in Birmingham Social Services Department
has forced the city council to hire its second temporary senior executive within a month, at a salary of up to pounds 500 a day.
Smaller groups have merged to create the Warwickshire Independent Advocacy Alliance, a group funded by the county's social services department
, Warwickshire Health Authority and charitable funding, with support from voluntary organisations.