Seeleys House Short Break Centre has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Seeleys House is a residential care home that offers respite care for people with learning and physical disabilities.

Care for autistic people and people with learning disabilities

The CQC expects health and social care providers to guarantee that autistic people and people with learning disabilities will be supported with:

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Dignity
  • Choice
  • Independence.

Providers should also ensure that individuals have good access to the local communities that most of us take for granted.

Right support, right care, right culture

The CQC’s ‘Right support, right care, right culture’ guidance helps it to make judgements about how well services support people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

Inspectors visited Seeleys House in January 2023. They found that it was performing well in line with these criteria.

Right support

  • Seeleys House offered care and support in a safe, clean, well-equipped environment.
  • Staff communicated with people in a way that met their needs, enabling them to be involved in decision making.
  • People were supported with their medicines in ways that promoted their independence and could help achieve the best possible health outcomes.
  • Staff cared for people in the least restrictive ways possible and in their best interests. People were supported in retaining maximum control of their lives.

Right care

  • Staff at Seeleys House promoted equality and diversity. They understood people’s needs and provided kind, compassionate, culturally appropriate care.
  • The Seeleys House team protected and respected individuals’ privacy and dignity.
  • Staff understood how to protect people from poor care and abuse, and worked with other organisations to do so.
  • People who had individual ways of communicating could interact comfortably with those involved in their care because staff had the necessary skills to understand them.

Right culture

  • People received good quality care, support and treatment. Trained staff and specialists were able to meet their needs and wishes.
  • Staff understood the wide range of strengths, impairments and sensitivities people with a learning disability or autism might have. Consequently, people received compassionate and empowering care that was tailored to their needs.
  • Staff evaluated the quality of support provided to people. Individuals, their families and other professionals were involved in this process.

‘Good’ overall

Seeleys House was rated ‘good’ in all five of the key areas inspected by the CQC. These help it to decide whether services are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

Therefore, Seeleys House received a rating of ‘good’ overall. The full report is available to read on the CQC website.

Don’t forget – if you or a loved one have experience of care from Seeleys House, you can rate and review it right here on our website.

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Published on 1 Mar, 2023

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