The Kingston Council is one of England’s best-performing local councils showing amazing results in adult social care.

The latest figures in the adult social care index of IMPOWER reveal that the Royal Borough of Kingston (RBK) is in the top 10% of all the local councils for efficiency and performance calculated against the money spent.

The IMPOWER index allows local councils and health institutions in England to evaluate their accomplishments. This will determine which councils are more efficiently spending their money while offering the best possible results for the residents. And to identify which health trusts and councils are better able to reduce delays in moving patients from hospitals to social care.

According to a spokesman, the delays in the care of recently-released patients from the hospital have fallen significantly in the last two years, an 85 percent drop in the year 2016/2017.

Stephen Taylor, RBK’s Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health, stated:
“This achievement is a testament to our hard work from our frontline staff to deliver the best of care and support to our most vulnerable members of the community.

“We are pleased to have been recognised nationally, especially in financially challenging times, for the work we are doing to deliver excellent outcomes for our residents.

“In Kingston, we are proud of the work we are doing with our partners, working effectively together to meet changes in demands whilst using our limited resources in the best possible way.

“We welcome the Government’s recent commitment of £49.2billion in 2020/21, including £1billion of new social care grant funding, and a continuation of all existing social care grants.”

RBK devotes the biggest part of its yearly operating budget to adult social care. This pattern is expected to continue in the years to come because of the growing population and the number of people who will need adult treatment for disorders such as dementia.

Adult social care costs alone are expected to reach the amount of £ 53 million, this accounts the 38% of the Council’s total annual expenditure in 2020-21.