Care in Mind home, Ashurst has achieved an overall ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Inspectors examined services offered in December. They rated it ‘Good’ overall, and in each of the individual categories; safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. The inspection was prompted in part due to concerns around risk and the CQC noted that although there were risks present due to the young people’s mental health needs, these risks were mitigated appropriately with clear and robust procedures in place to monitor and manage this. They also noted that were appropriate staffing levels to support this with staff well qualified to work with vulnerable people. The report said,  “Staff at Ashurst were extremely well supported. There was a thorough induction programme and ongoing appropriate training throughout their employment.”

Inspectors found that the culture at the home was positive and inclusive, people’s needs were thoroughly assessed, and care plans included appropriate health and personal information. They noted staff worked with other agencies and professionals to ensure the young people’s needs were met appropriately with the young people being treated with respect and compassion.

Julie Smith, Business Development Director at Care in Mind said, “Ashurst is one of Care in Mind’s newest specialist residential services (opening in May 2021) and we are proud that in their recent CQC inspection, they achieved good in all outcomes. In particular, the young people felt cared for, treated with dignity and respect and that their opinion mattered.

The report also reflects how we work collaboratively with all external stakeholders and deliver individual person-centred care, carried out by well trained and skilled staff. We are always focussed on achieving the best outcomes for the Young People in our care, providing them with the skills to work towards independent life in the community.”

You can read the full report here.

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