Home praised by inspectors
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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