Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Adult Placement Scheme Gets Top Marks From Inspectors

A Cambridgeshire County Council scheme which provides supported living placements, respite care and outreach support for people with learning disabilities, has been given top marks by government inspectors.

The Adult Placement Scheme underwent a routine inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and was found to be performing well in all aspects of the inspection.

The scheme provides services and support to 95 people with a range of learning disabilities.

CQC inspectors spoke to service users and staff and concluded that: "People who used the service were very happy with their care and the care staff who supported them. Staff understood the needs of the people they supported and were very positive about the support that was available to staff so that they could provide a good service."

CQC looked at all aspects of the Adult Placement Scheme, including involving and respecting people who use the service; care and welfare; safeguarding and support arrangements for staff and service users.

Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Councillor Martin Curtis, said: "The very positive outcome of this inspection is a tribute to all the staff involved with the Adult Placement Scheme and I am delighted that service users made such positive comments about the support and services they receive."