A care home in Wakefield, Woodhouse Hall, was rated ‘good’ overall and in all care categories by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and social care watchdog.
In the report, following their inspection, inspectors said, “The service had a warm and homely atmosphere. Staff were caring and comfortable with people and treated them as individuals. One person told us, ‘I like them, she (the carer) is like my mum’.”
The CQC said, “The service had recently appointed a dedicated activities coordinator to focus on ensuring people received enough stimulating and meaningful activity throughout the day. Staff spoke very positively about the impact this person had on the service.” Residents take part in various activities including making pottery, knitting, sewing, card making and engaging in various board games. The home regularly organises trips out , including to the seaside.
Residents attend ‘your voice’ meetings where they can share any ideas for improvements they have. The inspectors said that a resident asked if they could go on holiday, so a keyworker was now helping them to arrange this.
Woodhouse Hall supports people with autism, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. It is located in East Ardsley, near Wakefield, in West Yorkshire.
Angela Beecroft, Registered Multi Site Manager said: “This is an excellent report and shows the significant progress we have made. I would like to thank all of our staff for helping us to get where we are. We will keep up the great work.”
Nicola Bales, Manager Director for the North, Scotland and Northern Ireland said: “I am really proud of Woodhouse Hall for this great achievement. It is a brilliant service and it will continue to strive for excellence.”
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