The team from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated every area of the Community Support Service as "˜good'.

The service "“ based in the Buttsgrove Centre in Huntingdon "“ supports children and younger people with a learning or physical disability or sensory impairment to live more active and independent lives, while providing short breaks for parents.

At the time of the inspection in February, 106 people were using the service.

Inspectors said the service was safe, and that staff were knowledgeable and confident about the correct reporting procedures and how to keep people safe from harm.

They also found it to be effective, adding: "Staff knew what assuming people had mental capacity meant. Staff were supported with training supervision and on-going development."

The caring ethos of the service was also highlighted. "People were cared for by staff who showed consideration and compassion in respecting people's dignity. People's care needs and the subjects that were important to them were considered and acted upon," said the inspectors' report.

Responsiveness was also praised, with inspectors saying: "A detailed assessment of people's individual needs was undertaken before they used the service; people's care plans reflected how they liked to receive their care, treatment and support."

The report concluded by saying that the Community Support Service was well-led. Inspectors said people, their parents and family members were actively involved in developing the service. "The registered manager had developed and fostered an open and honest culture which staff felt comfortable with. Staff were supported in their roles," the report added.

Manager Berni Mueller said: "I am really pleased with the report from CQC. As a team we work hard to make sure that the children and young people who use our service have a great experience and this report recognises that work - as well as showing that our staff team is consistent, hardworking and committed to the children and their families."

 

 

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