Praise for Gretton House as they are rated good in all areas by CQC

May 13, 2015

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

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

The report said: “People’s care plans reflected their needs and choices about how they preferred their care and support to be provided. People had individualised care plans in place that took into consideration their occupational, social and recreational preferences.”

The report continued: “The vision and values of the service were person-centered and made sure people were fully consulted, involved and in control of their care and treatment.”

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

She continued: “It was particularly rewarding to hear the feedback about our work. The reported stated: “People told us the manager, senior team and the staff were
very approachable and supportive. They spoke fondly of the staff and knew each member of staff by their first names.”

Gretton House specialises in providing accommodation and personal support for up to 20 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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