Perrywood House Rated Good In All Areas By CQC

May 15, 2015

Perrywood House, who specialise in supporting adults with a range of complex needs and behaviours associated with Prader-Willi-Syndrome (PWS) in Kettering, Northamptonshire, have been rated as ‘Good’ in all five key areas, according to its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Perrywood House was praised by inspectors, for providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led service.

The report said: “People who used the service were well looked after by a staff team that had an in-depth understanding of how each person wanted to be supported. Staff encouraged people to be as independent as possible and treated them with dignity, respect and kindness.”

The report continued: ” People received sufficient food and drink which ensured a balanced diet. People told us that they had Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). One person said “I feel ok here around food, whereas at home I don’t have the same structure.”

Another person said “Staff give us good healthy meals.”

Caroline White, Manager at Perrywood House, says: “The team are all extremely happy at the praise we received from inspectors in the report following their visit to Perrywood House in January 2015. All of our colleagues, supported individuals and families work well together to support each other and it is pleasing to see that our service has been rated so highly by the CQC.”

She continued: “It was particularly rewarding to hear feedback about our work. One person said – “All the staff here are friendly and they help me when I need them, they listen to me when I need to talk.” And a relative said “They always seems to go the extra mile, nothing is too much trouble.”

Perrywood House specialises in providing accommodation and personal support for seven people with a range of complex needs and behaviours associated with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). PWS is a genetic condition that predominantly manifests with early years onset of hyperphagia which is an abnormal unrelenting great desire for food driving the person towards excessive eating and, left unchecked, life threatening obesity. Other characteristics of PWS include, for example, learning disabilities that may range in severity, and challenging behaviours are a feature of PWS whether or not the person has a measured learning disability.

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