Latest CQC Report Rates Belstead Villa Good

November 3, 2015
Belstead News CQC

Belstead Villa care and support provider for adults with a learning disability in Ipswich, Suffolk, has been rated as providing a ‘good’ care service overall, according to its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Belstead Villa was praised by inspectors, for providing a safe, effective, caring and responsive service.

The report said: “The culture of the service was positive and focused on the needs of people who used the service. Residents were relaxed and comfortable living at the service and their privacy and dignity was respected and promoted.”

The report continued: “Staffing levels were planned and reviewed to adapt to the changing needs of people. Staff received the supervision support and training they needed in order to carry out the range of roles and responsibilities of their roles.

“Residents were supported to be involved in the planning of menus and encouraged to be independent in learning, budgeting and cooking skills.”

Peter Hallett, Manager at Belstead Villa, says: “Staff are extremely happy at the praise we received from inspectors in the report following their visit to Belstead Villa in May 2015. All of our staff, residents and families work well together to support each other and it is pleasingly to see that our service has been rated as good by the CQC.”

He continued: “It was particularly rewarding to hear the feedback of one resident about our work to encourage all to pursue their own leisure pursuits. They said – ‘this helps me to feel that I am valued and my choice respected in how I live my daily life.’”

Belstead Villa is a transitional service for individuals aged between 18 – 25 years consists of four self-contained flats and is adjacent to the service at Belstead Mews for 14 – 18 year olds. Belstead Villa is ideal for those with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex needs, both services focus on providing a progressive service to support individuals through the transition from childhood to adulthood.

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