Updated: Nov 11, 2019
A Care home which supports people with learning disabilities has been judged as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
Russell Leese, director at Horizon Healthcare Homes Ltdsaid, “Whilst we recognise that this outcome is fantastic, Beckside Lodge will continue to strive to further improve upon this by aiming to develop its focus upon the personalised care that it provides to the people we support. The deep-seated values of the company run through each of the seven homes that Horizon Healthcare Homes operates in the West Yorkshire area and we hope to replicate this fantastic outcome in each of those.”
CQC inspectors visited Beckside Lodge in Bradford, 7 May 2019 and rated it as outstanding in the caring, responsive and well-led categories and good for being safe and effective.
Inspectors observed that there was an exceptionally strong and visible person-centred culture, with staff going out of their way to ensure people were treated equally and fairly.
Activities were carefully selected and had led to the development of real hobbies and interests. A music therapist visited the home on a weekly basis as the home recognised how important sensory stimulation was to residents. Following this, one person had gone onto play instruments, and record their own album. They had met new friends, and this had led to other activities.
The service had a proven track record of achieving outstanding care and outcomes.
At this inspection inspectors found the service had maintained and further improved outstanding features relating to person centred care, activities and independence found at the last inspection in 2016, demonstrating that the leadership and management was exceptional as the level of care had been sustained since then.
A member of staff said, "There is no routine here, we have to go with what the residents want, no day is the same. This is their home, their rules."