Salford must improve

Salford Council’s welfare to work scheme for disabled people is
failing to offer a consistent service, according to a report by the
Social Services Inspectorate published last week.

Although the council is providing some people with a high
quality service, it needs to make use of and share the considerable
experience it has developed, the report says.

It states that eligibility criteria, assessment frameworks and
care planning documents need to have more of a focus on employment,
and services need to be underpinned by coherent inter-agency

However, feedback from service users who had been helped in
finding work was very positive, with great attention being paid to
preparing service users for work and matching them to suitable

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