Less people satisfied with London’s social services

There has been a fall in the number of people in London
satisfied with their social services departments, according to a
survey by the Association of London Government, writes
Amy Taylor

The survey of the capital’s 33 councils shows that only 17 per
cent of people rated social services in the capital as good to
excellent, 4 per cent lower than last year.

Londoners are generally satisfied with the services they receive
from their local authority, with 62 per cent believing their
council is doing a good job, but there has been no significant
increase in the number of people voting good to excellent in any
service this year.

The survey’s publication comes after December’s financial
settlement for London’s local authorities for the 2003/04 financial
year which saw the London region as a whole receive the second
lowest grant increase in England, after the south east region.

The ‘Survey of Londoners 2002’ is available

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