By ANISAH ARIF

A care support service has been awarded a Quality for Health award for their delivery of services to local people.

Oasis Care is a support service in Huddersfield which provides care for elderly in Kirklees within their homes.

They are one of the latest in a long line of charities to be awarded the coveted Quality For Health standard, which demonstrates the delivery of high quality services to local people.

To celebrate this fantastic achievement, the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Gwen Lowe visited Oasis Care Support Services to hear about the service and to present staff and board members with their Quality For Health award.

Quality For Health is a quality assurance system for organisations delivering health and well being services in a marketplace that is increasingly reliant on providers being able to evidence the delivery of high quality outcomes.

Annette Armstrong-Sam, Business/Care manager at Oasis said: “Quality for Health is a fantastic framework which has helped our organisation to develop safe and robust systems that will ensure the safety and well being of our service users.”

In Kirklees, local voluntary organisations are funded to undertake the Quality For Health award by local statutory bodies that include the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and, more recently, Kirklees Council.

Penny Woodhead, Chief Quality and Nursing Officer, Greater Huddersfield CCG said: “As a local Clinical Commissioning Group, we are always looking at new and innovative ways to ensure people have access to the best health and well being services in the area.  The Quality For Health standard gives a level of confidence to GPs who may want to refer or signpost a patient that the voluntary and community organisation, like Oasis Care Support Services, is delivering high quality services.”

Councillor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health, Kirklees Council said: “Kirklees Council recognises the important role the voluntary and community sector plays in supporting people to live healthy and well lives. Commissioning Quality For Health demonstrates our commitment to the development of the sector, supporting it to focus on what matters most to people and communities.”

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