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Praise for adult social care services

created by Rachel Hogg published on 26 June 2017

HARTLEPOOL Council’s adult social care services have been praised following a visit by inspectors. Councillors heard at a meeting of the Adult Services Committee today (22 June) that the Council’s Direct Care and Support Service was judged to be “good” in all five areas and “good” overall following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Inspectors praise adult social care services

Inspectors praise adult social care services created by Rachel Hogg published on 12 June 2017

Hartlepool Council's Direct Care & Support Service has been praised following a visit by Government Inspectors.  Under the inspection regime, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) give a rating in five areas to determine how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services are. 

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Mill House Riding Centre

Mill House Riding Centre created by Rachel Hogg published on 12 June 2017

Horse Riding is now more accessible than ever thanks to a new initiative that helps riding schools accomodate disabled participants.  Accessibility marked riding centres have undergone specialist training from the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) to enable them to offer fun and safe horse riding for people with disabilities. 

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'Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle'

'Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle' created by Incontrol-able published on 02 June 2017

Well, what a busy month May was!  Let's hope June is a little less hectic, but sunnier!  In the middle of May, we had the honour of meeting the Lord Lieutenant of Durham, Sue Snowdon for the official opening of the new Centre for Independent Living and she was not only impressed by the facilities and services here, but she also took a genuine interest in our work. 

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Hartlepool Befriending Network

Hartlepool Befriending Network created by Rachel Hogg published on 01 June 2017

Meet Sylvia and Mary... Sylvia has been visiting Mary as her befriender since November 2016 and Mary has benefited from regular visits and companionship from Sylvia during this period including shopping trips to Asda and Marks and Spencer. 

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