'Good' rating for Fylde and Wyre Short Breaks Service

Friday, January 05, 2018

Fylde and Wyre Short Breaks Service has been rated as 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

This service, based on Larkholme Lane in Fleetwood, provides support to adults with learning and physical disabilities. It gives their families and carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role.

A team of dedicated, caring and highly-trained staff can support up to six people at a time. The length of time people use the service varies from single overnight stays to more extended breaks.

The building is a fully accessible bungalow with six bedrooms, two lounges, a dining area, a sitting room and a sun lounge.

Lancashire County Council manages the short break service.

County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, said: "Fylde and Wyre Short Breaks Service has a fantastic team of staff who are very helpful and supportive.

"It gives carers the opportunity to take a break from their role. With a good CQC rating, people using the service and their families can be safe in the knowledge there is excellent support in place.

"The service utilises the latest technology to ensure people are safe and can live as independently as possible during their stay.

"The team at Fylde and Wyre currently supports 50 people and the good rating shows they are providing a very high standard of care.

"Well done to the staff who have put so much effort into ensuring the service is rated as good. They should all be very proud of their tremendous efforts."

Inspectors praised the short breaks service for matching staff with suitable skills and personalities to those they care for, having good safeguarding and staff recruitment procedures in place, and having well-trained staff.

People using the service told inspectors they always enjoyed their stay, liked the staff who supported them and were encouraged to be independent and take part in activities of their choice.

At the inspection, family members said their relatives using the service were well supported, safe and treated with dignity and respect.

Nicola Clear, head of the county council's adult disability service, said: "The good overall rating is great news and very encouraging for the team at Fylde and Wyre Short Breaks Service.

"It's also good to see they were given an outstanding rating for the way they respond to people's needs and this is reflected in the very positive comments from guests who use the service and their families.

"The rating shows the team's hard work is paying off and we're very pleased with what they're achieving."

To view copies of the inspection report for Fylde and Wyre Short Breaks Service, visit the CQC website

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