Tudor House, a home registered to Affinity Trust to support people with learning disabilities, has received a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). They achieved a ‘good’ score in all five areas of inspection, these being: safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led.
The CQC report said that “Staff treated people with kindness and respect” and that “People benefitted from living at a service that had an open and friendly culture.”
At the time of inspection, on 17th February this year, the CQC inspector spoke with some of the individuals who live in Tudor house. One said: “I feel safe” and “I get on with everyone”.
Tudor House supports up to six people with varying complex needs to live independent lives. Each has their own room, each of which are “decorated and personalised with items of their choice.” Although some people who live in the house have communication difficulties, staff understand them and use a picture reference system to “support those individual’s to make choices and express their views.” Staff also “responded to people in a respectful caring manner and listened to what they had to say.”
Fitting in with Affinity Trust’s aim to support people to lead active and independent lives, those who live in Tudor House were “encouraged to live a fulfilled life with activities of their choosing that were structured around their needs and individual to each person.”
As Tudor House is the home to the people Affinity Trust support, they “had the opportunity to be involved in decisions about the home.” This includes a proposal to move location to the heart of a village to minimise social isolation and “to give them better access to services within the community.”
All quotes taken from the CQC report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-120590261/inspection-summary#overall