Bannigans rated good in all areas by CQC

June 15, 2016

Bannigans, 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 key areas, according to its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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

The report said: We observed staff treating people with kindness and compassion. Staff respected people’s privacy and dignity. People told us that they were happy with the way the staff treated them and that their privacy was respected. One person said, “Staff treat us respectfully.”

The report continued: We saw evidence that people’s views on how they wished to be cared for including information relating to their independence, health and welfare was recorded in the support plans we looked at. The plans were personalised and contained information on people’s varying levels of needs, their preferences and histories.

People told us that they were supported to follow their interests. One person said, “I go out all the time. I have regular walks to keep healthy. I go on shopping trips, to bingo and clubs as well.” Another person said, “One of my goals was to see my favourite pop star [name of person] in concert I did that last night. My dream
came true.”

We saw people had individual activity plans that detailed their daily activity preferences and interests. Some people went out to work and others participated in local groups such as exercise and sewing classes.

Lisa Carvell, Manager at Bannigans, says: “The team are all extremely happy at the praise we received from inspectors in the report following their visit to Bannigans in May 2016. 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.”

Bannigans specialises in providing accommodation and support for four adults 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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