Record breaking year leads to improved care for adults in Bury

Bury’s Adult Social Care workers improve services and support while dealing with record breaking increase in demand.

In the last year, the number of people requiring intermediate care has risen to more than 6000. The number receiving an assessment under the Care Act or from an Occupational Therapist or as a Carer has gone up to 2700 and the number of people being supported every day to 2555.

Due to these increases, the department set out new priorities which resulted in improvements across multiple areas.

This has included modernising learning disability services and supporting people move into more suitable accommodation. In the last year, the team has found more than 40 new places for people to live, ranging from single houses to a small development of apartments. This has resulted in more than £6.5m of new investment into property in the borough in one year alone.

Supporting people into this new accommodation has also enabled 46 people to return to support in the borough, closer to their friends and family. One new accommodation scheme alone created 17 new jobs in Bury.

Over the last year, the percentage of people who were receiving services and left independent has increased from 81% to 84%.

In the annual survey users have reported, having a higher quality of life scores, greater control, better overall satisfaction, and a big jump in how safe they feel when supported by Bury Adult Social Care.

Councillor Tamoor Tariq, cabinet Member for adult care and health and wellbeing, said: “I am delighted to see that hard work and dedication from everyone in Adult Social Care has paid off. We can really see the improvements made and the results from residents’ feedback and improved quality of support. I am incredibly proud of the department and look forward to seeing them continue to succeed in supporting the most vulnerable in our borough.”

If you are looking for support, find out how Bury’s Adult Social Care team can help you:

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