The March Supported Living Scheme has been rated as "˜good' across the board by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an unannounced inspection in July last year.

Inspectors said the scheme was safe, adding: "Staff were knowledgeable about recognising and reporting abuse. Staff's knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults procedures showed us people could be confident any concerns would be reported to the appropriate authorities."

They found that people's privacy and dignity were consistently respected by all staff. "This was by always ensuring that staff had obtained valid consent from each person before any care or support was provided.

"People were supported and involved in making decisions about their care and were enabled to be as independent as possible," added the inspectors' report.

They highlighted the scheme's recruitment processes, which they described as "˜robust', adding: "Records we looked at confirmed staff were only employed after all essential safety checks had been satisfactorily completed.

"The scheme ensured that staff were provided with the training to ensure that people's needs were met in a reliable way," the report said.

Leadership was also praised and described as good. "The management team provided good leadership and ensured a high standard of care for people living at the scheme," said inspectors.

The March Supported Living Scheme provides a scheme for up to 21 people with a learning disability. There were 21 people being supported by the scheme at the time of the inspection.


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