- Health and social care watchdog rates home for adults with autism and learning disabilities ‘outstanding’
- Inspectors say, “We received extremely positive feedback about the service”
- Staff are “passionate about inclusivity for people with autism and learning disabilities”, according to inspectors
A Leyland care home for adults with autism and learning disabilities has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the health and social care watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This puts it in the top 4% of care homes in England.
In their report, inspectors said: “We received extremely positive feedback about the service people received, comments centred around how well the service was led, social inclusion and personalised care.
“Relatives told us, ‘Tree Top View supports each person on an individual basis, and with person centred planning. The managers and experienced dedicated senior support staff build on a programme of activities that suits preferences as well as needs. Loved ones are fully supported by the service and parents are included throughout the personalised journey to discover the needs and likes of each resident, the results of which provides a safe, happy and stimulating environment for the residents to live, learn and enjoy life in’.”
The CQC said, “Staff were passionate about inclusivity for people with autism and learning disabilities, this formed a positive culture which centred around supporting people to achieve positive outcomes and challenge their limitations. We saw this culture had significantly improved people’s quality of life and continued to encourage people to achieve their goals and aspirations.”
Tree Top View was judged to be ‘outstanding’ overall and in three out of the five assessment categories: “is the service effective”, “responsive” and “well-led”. It was rated ‘good’ in the “safe” and “caring” categories.
The care home is located in Leyland, Lancashire. It is managed by Priory Adult Care, a division within the renowned Priory Group, the mental healthcare specialists.
Phil Sewards, Registered Manager at Tree Top View, said: “The whole team has worked so hard for this result and have at every step had the needs, wants and best interests of the fantastic people who live here at the heart. The team have worked tirelessly to show the best of care and have demonstrated what is possible with the right values and dedication to excellence. Claire, who is an extremely experienced manager, is taking over the service in a good position and I am sure that she will continue to promote a positive culture and help the people who live at the home to achieve great things.”
Rebekah Cresswell, Chief Operating Officer at Priory Adult Care, said: “Phil is an ’outstanding’ leader who has worked considerably hard to make Tree Top View one of England’s best care homes. Claire is a proven leader who will take forward his excellent work. Inclusion and empowerment is the key message in this report. Our residents have been encouraged to fulfil their goals through education, daily living and involvement in the community. The staff and residents at the home all deserve this accolade greatly. Everyone involved with the home should be proud of what they have achieved. I am hugely impressed.”