Tony SWC June 2014

Earley Day Service achieves accreditation

Optalis are delighted to announce that our Earley Day Service is now accredited by Support with Confidence (SWC) - a joint initiative between West Berkshire and Wokingham’s local authorities Trading Standards and Adult Social Care Services which makes checks on factors including:

- each Optalis applicant’s background
- their qualifications and experience
- their level of customer service, and;
- their compliance with legal standards.

This allows SWC to provide a pre-approved list of businesses and individuals which serves to reassure members of the public who wish to buy a care and support service; either for themselves or a loved one, that the service they buy will be safely delivered.

The team successfully completed a series of statutory training requirements that met the criteria set out by the Support With Confidence scheme.

Tony Verdugo, Service Manager, said: "as the service manager for Earley Day Service, I would like to express my thanks to my team for their perseverance, commitment, and dedication in completing the necessary requirements. I am extremely proud of them and our achievement, and look forward to supporting our other services in being an accredited support provider under the Support with Confidence Scheme."

More information about Support With Confidence at: www.supportwithconfidence.co.uk

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