BRADFORD Council's Shared Lives service has retained its Good rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC inspected the Shared Lives service in January.

It received a good rating in all five of the service areas.

Shared Lives is a service offering short breaks, personalised day services or a full-time home to adults with learning disabilities or complex health conditions. It has been running since 1978.

The inspectors found that people who used the service and their relatives said the carers were helpful, attentive and caring. Care plans were up to date and detailed what care and support people wanted and needed.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: "Shared Lives carers do an incredibly important and valuable job and it is great to see this has been recognised by the CQC with the retained rating of good.

"We know the dedication of the people and families who offer to care for the service is fantastic but it is always nice that other people see this. We are thrilled to see that the people who receive the care and their relatives feel safe and are happy with the care they receive and even feel that they become part of the family.”