Older persons’ scheme is rated “good” by government inspector - 31 Jan 17
An Ely sheltered scheme with 65 properties has been rated as providing “good” care across all five service areas inspected by the government’s independent Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Beech Court scheme in Parsons Lane, Littleport, was recently inspected by the CQC following just 48-hours’ notice of a full inspection.
The scheme, which is owned and managed by Axiom Housing Association, was rated as “good” (the second highest rating) for providing a service that is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
In addition to running Beech Court, Axiom also manages and provides all its care services under its subsidiary, Axiom Care.
Andy Green, CQC inspector, said in his report: “People's privacy, dignity and independence were respected and their care and support was provided in a caring and patient way.”
Stuart Fort, Executive Director at Axiom, added: “Providing good quality care is fundamental within Axiom Care. The staff have done a great job in ensuring our service is compliant and measures up to CQC standards.
“We’re delighted with the result; it’s a real endorsement of our care service.”
One of the residents who were interviewed by the inspector said: “The staff are lovely and I look forward to seeing them, they really cheer me up and we have a laugh together.”
Last April, Beech Court benefited from a £1.2m makeover including new kitchens and bathrooms, and a landscaped courtyard.
It provides 65 ground, first and second floor flats for vulnerable and elderly people.
For further information about the scheme and Axiom’s older persons’ services visit: www.axiomha.org.uk/older-persons or call 01733 347135.