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20 Aug

Bedborough House care home rated ‘good’ by CQC

Bedborough House care home rated ‘good’ by CQC

Priory Adult Care’s care home for adults with autism, Bedborough House, has been rated ‘good’ by the health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), overall and in all five categories: “Is the service safe?”, “responsive” , “effective”, “caring” and “well-led”.

In their report, the CQC said: “People received care that was effective and met their needs. One person told is, ‘I can’t thank everyone enough, it’s changed me for the good’.”

The CQC went on to say, “People felt supported and cared for. One person told us, ‘I love it here. The staff are here for me when I need them.’ Another person said, ‘It’s a lovely house we play football together’. Further comments included, ‘Staff respect it if I say I need my alone time’. All staff interactions we saw were kind and supportive.”

The inspectors added, “People were supported to take part in social activities they enjoyed. This included joining people from other care homes on trips, including on a trip to Weymouth. Staff told us about some of the activities they supported people to take part in both in and out of the service. One staff member told us, ‘We do whatever we can for people’. One person spoke with a member of staff abut a trip planned for the day after our inspection and was also supported to visit their family. During the inspection we saw staff played football with one person in the garden, another was going to a football tournament and another went swimming.”

Nicola Atkins, Registered Manager, said: “I am really pleased with the report as it makes me really proud of the service and what we have achieved at Bedborough House. We will continue to do the best we can for our residents.”

Justine Cahill, Managing Director, said: “I want to thank Nicola for everything she has done and give my congratulations to everyone associated with Bedborough House for getting a ‘good’ rating. I am sure everyone there will keep up the great work.”