THURROCK Care at Home has been rated as good following a recent inspection, improving since it was told to shape up.

Thurrock Care at Home is Thurrock Council’s in-house care service that provides personal care and support to vulnerable adults living in their own homes.

Following an inspection over two days in November, the service has been rated as good in every inspection category, including safety, effectiveness and caring.

Staff were praised during the inspection, with one user telling inspectors “staff are polite to me and keep my mind active.

“Whoever is available they are 10 out of 10 and marvellous. Throughout the day I can’t ask for any more than I am getting and with them I hope I live many, many years to come”.

Councillor Sue Little, cabinet member for social care, said: “This is a fabulous result since the last report in 2018 where the service was rated as requires improvement.

“Receiving an overall rating of good for the Thurrock Care at Home service is tremendous and reflects the commitment of all the council officers to this service.

“It is important that the residents who use the Thurrock Care at Home service have choice and control of their lives and our staff support them with their best interests at heart, promoting their independence and enabling people to live in their own homes with confidence.

“This is another ‘good’ rating for our care services for vulnerable residents following our Ofsted ‘good’ in December for Children’s Services.”