East Lothian Council has been told to make improvements to a home care service after an inspection raised concerns about standards.
Scotland’s social care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, graded the council’s domiciliary care housing support and care at home services as ‘2 – weak’ for quality of care and support.
It is the second-lowest grading and the second consecutive inspection where the service has been awarded this grade for quality of care.
Councillor Donald Grant (Lab), the council’s cabinet member for health and social care, said the local authority was aware of areas that needed to be improved and insisted efforts had been made to “re-design” the service.
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