Home praised by in­spec­tors

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graded as ‘good,’ while the qual­ity of its en­vi­ron­ment, and man­age­ment and lead­er­ship, re­ceived an ‘ad­e­quate’ rat­ing.

The re­port stated: “Since last in­spec­tion, there has been a sig­nif­i­cant upgrade of the premises. Com­mu­nal ar­eas were very well dec­o­rated, wel­com­ing and homely.

“The kitchen, floor­ing and doors had been re­cently re­placed and we heard from young peo­ple and staff about the pos­i­tive at­mos­phere.

“The ser­vice’s per­for­mance within the theme of Man­age­ment and Lead­er­ship was very good and demon­strated ma­jor strengths.

“At last in­spec­tion, there had been re­cent changes in both in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal man­age­ment of Bruce­field.

“At this in­spec­tion, it was ev­i­dent this was hav­ing a pos­i­tive in­flu­ence on all as­pects of ser­vice de­liv­ery. It was pleas­ing to see that ex­ter­nal man­agers were known to young peo­ple and staff and reg­u­lar vis­its to the ser­vice were tak­ing place.

“We heard from staff that man­agers were sup­port­ive and re­spon­sive. Lead­er­ship had im­proved and the ser­vice had a very clear vi­sion for the fu­ture.”

The Care In­spec­torate said that all eight rec­om­men­da­tions from the pre­vi­ous in­spec­tion in Oc­to­ber 2017 had been fully im­ple­mented. They made three new rec­om­men­da­tions in terms of staffing and man­age­ment.

Con­vener of the coun­cil’s chil­dren and young peo­ple com­mit­tee Coun­cil­lor Su­san McGill said: “A huge well done to the man­age­ment and staff at Bruce­field for this tremen­dous re­port.

“A lot of work hard has gone on since the last in­spec­tion and that has been re­flected in these ma­jor im­prove­ments, par­tic­u­larly in the qual­ity of the care home’s en­vi­ron­ment and its man­age­ment and lead­er­ship, which has re­ceived a very good rat­ing for the first time.”

Leader of Stir­ling Coun­cil Con­ser­va­tive group Neil Benny said yes­ter­day: “Look­ing af­ter chil­dren is one of the most im­por­tant jobs that Stir­ling Coun­cil does and the in­vest­ment in Bruce­field, as well as the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of the team there, is to be com­mended. Bruce­field needed to im­prove quickly af­ter a poor in­spec­tion and it is a credit to those in­volved that this re­port shows good progress. That needs to be main­tained.”

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