Home praised by inspectors
Children approve Langlea care
A care home for children and young adults has been praised by the Care Inspectorate.
An unannounced visit took place at Langlea Avenue Care Home Service on May 15, with the findings published last week.
The quality of care and support as well as quality of staffing were both assessed, with Langlea being graded very good in each.
Inspectors heard all users of the home were happy with the care they received.
However, some users said they felt they were ready to move on and an issue with personal belongings going missing was raised.
“This was attributed to clothing going missing from the laundry and steps had been taken to ensure that clothes were put in rooms as soon as they were laundered.
Parents of the users said they felt welcomed at the home and the manager listened to their concerns.
Inspectors found all the young people had care plans in place that are linked to the Getting It Right For Every Child approach, started by the Scottish Government.
South Lanarkshire Council, who operate the home, have also established protocols with Police Scotland and each individual has a missing person’s prevention plan to keep them safe.
Service users were encouraged to organise routines which would help them develop self-care and independence skills.
The report stated: “The quality of care and support for young people who use the service was very good.
“It was based on building positive relationships between those who lived and worked there.
“We saw some very good outcomes for young people in relation to keeping themselves safe and making positive choices.
“We saw the staff involved young people in conversations and encouraged them to negotiate to reach mutual agreement. The staff were kind and caring towards young people and involved them in friendly joking and chit-chat.
“The young people we spoke with told us that they felt comfortable and safe living at Langlea.”