Record breaking year leads to improved care for adults in Bury

Adult Social Care services in Bury <i>(Image: Bury Council)</i>
Adult Social Care services in Bury (Image: Bury Council)

After a record-breaking year, Bury Adult Social Care workers have improved their services and support to cope with the demand.

In the last year, the number of people requiring intermediate care has risen to more than 6,000.

The number receiving an assessment under the Care Act or from an Occupational Therapist or as a Carer has gone up to 2,700 and the number of people being supported every day to 2,555.

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

These have included modernising learning disability services and supporting people to move into more suitable accommodation.

In the last year, the team has found more than 40 new places for people to live, and this has resulted in more than £6.5 million of new investment into property in the borough in one year alone.

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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.

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“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.”