Allermuir rated 'very good' in first inspection report

Posted: 08/08/2017 | Adult Services,

The Care Inspectorate has praised the ‘positive and happy atmosphere’ of Royal Blind’s new residential service after its first ever inspection of the home.

Frankie plays in his bedroom at AllermuirAllermuir, in Edinburgh, was opened in August 2016 as an extension to Royal Blind’s Adult Services, to provide a home for life for disabled adults that need 24-hour support.

Now the Care Inspectorate has rated Allermuir as 5 (very good) across the board after inspecting its quality of care and support, environment, staffing and management and leadership in July.

The report included a consultation with parents and carers of young adults living at Allermuir. They included:

  • "Staff are caring and helpful - I am very happy with the service."
  • "[young adult] loves it - staff are brand new and really, really helpful - I am 100% happy with the service."
  • "[young adult] is happy and settled-high quality of staff - top marks, an excellent service."
  • "I am very happy with the service - staff are very good and communication is effective."

The report produced by the Care Inspectorate highlighted the good relationships between residents and staff.

It says: “We saw that staff knew the young adults very well and responded appropriately to their wishes and needs. We found that the service had a very positive and happy atmosphere, with a purposeful rhythm to daily life.”

It also commented on the wide range of activities including horse riding, trampolines, music and shopping, and the young adults’ inclusion in the local community.

It adds: “We found that transitions from school and home to Allermuir were managed well and sensitively, with staff, on occasion, transferring with the young adult from their previous placement. This promoted consistency of care and expectations.”

Read Adult Services' inspection reports here.