Category Archives: Adult Social Care

Council’s Autism Board failed to hold meetings for nine months

Croydon Council’s Autism Board failed to hold any meetings during a nine-month period from October last year. That’s according to a written response from the cabinet member responsible, Jane Avis. For a council which is struggling to improve its reputation … Continue reading

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Ombudsman annual report strongly critical of Negrini’s council

Jo Negrini, the council’s £200,000 per year chief executive, this week returned from holiday to her office on the ninth floor of Fisher’s Folly to find on her desk some excoriating criticism of how her organisation handles residents’ complaints. And … Continue reading

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Dear councillor, please don’t let the autism community down

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council has handed out a range of appointments for its four-year term, including making the recently elected Addiscombe West councillor, Jerry Fitzpatrick, the borough’s ‘Autism Champion’. Here, DAWN ASSEFA, pictured right, sends him an open letter Dear … Continue reading

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Council staffer is a role model for giving a ‘voice’ to disabled

A council employee who works to support people with disabilities into work has been named among the finalists in the National Diversity Awards. Nana Marfo, who works as an employment support officer in the council’s Gateway division, is among the … Continue reading

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Council cancels meeting that clashes with England match

A key council committee meeting to be held tonight has been cancelled. The health and social care scrutiny meeting was due to take place from 6.30pm – just as Harry Kane and the England team will have been finishing their … Continue reading

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Care company’s closure leaves Croydon carers with no respite

Thousands of families around the borough who have hard-working carers looking after elderly or disabled relatives have had their summer plans thrown into chaos by the closure yesterday of Croydon Help For Carers, an outsourced service provider that worked closely … Continue reading

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Whitehall orders Camden to take charge of children’s services

An independent commissioner has recommended that Croydon’s crisis-hit children’s services department needs outside help, after failures of leadership and management. WALTER CRONXITE reports Pressure continues to mount on Tony Newman, the council leader, after the Department for Education last night … Continue reading

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