A Reading-based home care agency, Respite Services, has been judged as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commision (CQC).
The care home can provide respite care services for up to five adults with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder at any one time. In an inspection report published on 31 May 2017, the Care Quality Commission said that;
- Action had been taken to ensure that people were safe from environmental risks when staying at the service and recommendations from the local fire service had led to improved fire safety arrangements.
- Systems had been put in place to enable Respite Services to assess, monitor and improve the safety of the services provided.
- Staff had received training in safeguarding adults and understood their responsibilities to raise concerns and report incidents.
- Suitably skilled and experienced staff were available to ensure everybodies needs could be met.
- People received effective personal care and support from staff.
- There were safe medicines administration systems in place so that people received their medicines when required.
- People benefitted from staying at a service that had an open and friendly culture.
The CQC is the national organisation that checks the quality and safety of health and social care services.