West Berkshire Council has been given a ‘good’ rating for its home care service by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
It was rated ‘good’ in all five categories examined by the CQC – safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership – when it published its report last month.
The council’s home care service supports people by getting them home from hospital as quickly as possible, and to start living independently again.
It was praised for having a well-trained team, for treating people respectfully and for its good feedback from users.
Rachael Wardell, the council’s director of communities, said: “The loss of independence can be something people worry about when they go into hospital or even before they think about going to the doctor.
“Our home care service is important because it gives people the confidence to continue living independently and the support they need to do it.
“This is an excellent report which acknowledges the care given to our residents and the kindness and professionalism shown by the team providing the home care service.
“It should reassure people worried about a loss of independence that help is available to support them continue living by themselves.”