Cornerstone’s Fife Housing Support services recently welcomed an announced visit from the Care Inspectorate. This was a very short notice announced inspection which took place over the 10th and 11th of January.

Cornerstone Fife provides a care at home and housing support service to support adults with a learning disability, a physical disability or with mental health needs to live in their homes and in the community.

The inspection evaluated two key aspects of the service;
• How well does the service support people’s wellbeing? (Awarded a grade 4—Good)
• How good is the service’s leadership? (Awarded a grade 5—Very Good)

The Care Inspectorate commented on how well the services support people’s wellbeing. “People received support that was kind and respectful from staff that knew them well. We saw people being relaxed around staff and happy to see them. We saw evidence of warm engagement between the people and staff, comments from staff such as, ‘we all want the best for people using the service’ reflected the values of the staff spoken to.”

Additionally, the Care Inspectorate praised the leadership within the services. “There were individualised improvement plans in place for the three houses. These plans reflected a service that was constantly evaluating people’s experiences and how they could support positive outcomes for them. People, families, advocacy, and legal guardians were involved with reviews in a meaningful way and communication was cited as effective by all parties.”

Well done to all our teams and colleagues involved in this inspection!

You can read the full report here.

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You can read more about what the people we support, our colleagues and teams across Scotland have been up to in our Spring Newsletter.

Check out some photos from the services below (and on our Facebook!)