Home praised by in­spec­tors

Chil­dren ap­prove Lan­glea care

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.”

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