Committed and experienced staff
The care inspectorate, the care watchdog in Scotland, said committed and experienced staff provided a “warm and caring” environment which made individuals feel “safe and happy”. Kirklea is a very good service, providing effective support in a warm and welcoming environment. Everyone spoken to during the inspection advised us that they felt safe in the home”. Inspectors said that the support seen during the inspection was of a “very high standard”.
Quality of life equal to any other member of society
Kirklea, a Victorian-style villa in Dundonald Road, close to Kilmarnock town centre, offers residential provision for adults with learning disabilities, some of whom also have physical disabilities. The service’s stated aim is to ensure that people there “experience a quality of life equal to that of any other member of society”. The service was rated as “very good” for its quality of care and support; environment; staffing; and management and leadership.
The care inspectorate said staff morale was high ”which benefits all within the service”. Kirklea is run locally by manager Roberta Campbell.
Involvement of family members in support
It added: “The individuals and family members we spoke with during the inspection all confirmed that they felt very involved in their care and support. One commented: ‘I have plenty of choices in everything I do here, particularly in my activities.’”
For more information on the specialist services Priory Adult Care can offer, please call the enquiries and referrals team on 0808 208 2147 or click here to make an enquiry.