Registered Manager, Jo Walker and the staff team at Ecclesbourne Lodge are celebrating their success following their recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The residential home, which is based on Wirksworth Road in Duffield provides care to young adults with autism and learning disabilities.
Inspectors found the service to be the top grade of ‘Outstanding’ in being responsive to people needs and ‘Good’ in the other inspected areas of Safety, Well Led, Effective and Caring.
Coming to their ‘Outstanding’ grade in the area of the homes responsiveness, Inspectors found significant evidence of service demonstrating how everything is tailored to meet the needs of the individuals living in the home and offers flexibility, choice and continuity of care.
The home held their first Graduation Day last summer to celebrate the achievements of residents who has progressed through the homes accredited Award Scheme Development Accreditation Network (ASDAN). The young adults worked through units, set at their ability level, in subjects such as cooking and sensory awareness. Inspectors praised this proactive and innovative approach in supporting residents to learn life skills.
The staff were also praised for their work in helping residents enjoy a wide range of activities, including reintroducing a resident to an activity that they had previously loved but had not done for a while due to a change in their circumstances. Their relative said “It’s been an absolute turn around in reintroducing them to life”.