Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Supported Living Service Built On Firm Foundations

A County Council supported living scheme based in Cambridge has been given top marks by government inspectors.

The Cambridge Supported Living Scheme provides support to 16 adults with learning disabilities in their own homes.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors carried out a routine visit to the service which is based in Russell Street, Cambridge, and found it to be meeting every requirement of the inspection.

The inspectors spoke to service users and staff, checked recruitment processes, care and support planning and record keeping.

Inspectors commented: “We spoke to five people who were provided with support. They all told us they were very satisfied with the care and support they received. One person commented that, ‘the carers are kind and cheerful and they do a good job’.

“There were thorough staff recruitment procedures in place to ensure that only appropriate staff who had the required checks were employed. Staff received appropriate support and training to provide the care and support required by the people who used the service.”