'Good' news for Chorley and South Ribble Short Breaks Service

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Chorley and South Ribble Short Breaks service has been rated as 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

This news means that all of Lancashire County Council's adult disability services are now rated as either 'good' or 'outstanding'.

The short break service, based on Worden Lane in Leyland, provides support to adults with a physical disability, learning disability or sensory impairment. It gives their families and carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role.

A team of dedicated, caring and well trained staff can support up to four adults at a time.

The bedrooms, dining and living area are on one floor and there is a large accessible garden. The property is easy to access for people with disabilities.

The length of time people use the service varies from single overnight stays to more extended breaks.

County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, said: "The staff at Chorley and South Ribble Short breaks have done a superb job in securing a 'good' CQC rating.

"The service scored a 'requires improvement' at its last inspection and staff have put in a lot of hard work and effort to make the improvements needed to achieve a 'good' score this time.

"The short breaks service currently supports more than 40 people. Staff are very supportive and caring and utilise technology to ensure people are safe and are supported to be as independent as possible during their stay.

"This latest achievement means that all our adult disability services, including the domiciliary service, short breaks services and the Shared Lives scheme, are now rated as either 'good' or 'outstanding' by the CQC. This is a tremendous achievement, congratulations to the team."

Inspectors praised the service for supporting people to live independently, using good safeguarding and staff recruitment procedures and having well-trained staff.

Relatives of people using the service told inspectors they felt reassured that their relatives were in a safe place and happy while at the centre, that staff were kind and caring and that the service provided good food.

Nicola Clear, head of the county council's adult disability service, said: "All the team at Chorley and South Ribble Short Breaks do a superb job.

"The good rating is an excellent outcome for all their hard work and efforts. It was particularly pleasing to see the positive comments from people who use the service and their relatives about friendly, professional, caring and supportive staff. Well done to everyone at the service.

"It's great that all our adult disability services are now rated as either 'good' or 'outstanding'."

To view copies of the inspection report, visit the CQC website

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