An Aberdeen Supported Accommodation service has been awarded the highest quality grades possible by the Scottish social care watchdog.
The Care Inspectorate made an unannounced visit to the Rosemount Terrace Supported Accommodation service at the beginning of June to assess the care and support it provides.
The Inspectorate published its findings today (13 July 2017) and awarded the service ‘Excellent’ grades. Inspectors even took the unusual step of making no recommendations for improvements.
Over the last decade Rosemount Terrace has managed to progressively improve the support it provides, which was rated as just ‘Good’ in 2008.
The Supported Accommodation service helps people experiencing mental health difficulties to live as independently as possible. It offers practical support around budgeting, food preparation, medication and other daily living skills, and encourages people to participate in activities, learn new skills, and increase their social network.
The service is run by mental health charity Penumbra, which believes in providing personalised support based around individual needs and preferences.
Service Manager Steve Fyfe welcomed the report.
“Unannounced inspections can be quite stressful, but our team has worked really hard to build and maintain an excellent service over the last few years. We were hoping for a good report so we were thrilled when inspectors rated our service as excellent.
“I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work and determination. This fantastic report is testament to them and the dedication they have shown. They work really hard to build partnerships with the people we support and to help them recover from mental health difficulties.”
The full report can be read by searching for Rosemount Terrace on the Care Inspectorate website – http://www.careinspectorate.com/
For more information please contact Robin Murphy on 0131 475 2569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.