Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Staff and residents have a lot to celebrate following their CQC inspection.
The care home in Ancoats, Manchester has been rated as outstanding in all five categories following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
It was awarded outstanding at its last inspection in 2016.
Mary and Joseph House provide high quality accommodation and personal care to adult males with mental health needs and alcohol-related brain damage.
At the time of this inspection, 40people used the service.
Part of the Joseph Cox Charity, it opened in 1993 to address the increasing demand for residential care facilities for men with ARBD.
Inspectors said there was a truly open and welcoming atmosphere on entering the premises. The registered manager, staff and people living at the home were enthusiastic about the inspection visit and were eager to share experiences.
Staff were exceptionally kind and caring towards people and had developed very strong relationships with them, knowing them well, including their histories, likes and dislikes. People had a say in the staff who worked at the service and who supported them.
The service was exceptional at helping people achieve positive outcomes, building confidence, independence and helping people develop and restore life skills.
There was an excellent range of activities and opportunities available to people. People had been introduced to new activities, which had led to the development of hobbies, friendships and opportunities for volunteering. Through exceptional care planning people had become more independent.
Julie Hoszowskyj, home manager of Mary and Joseph Housesaid, “We aim to help residents cope with the difficulties they have faced in life and show them an alternative path that is not centred around alcohol consumption or misuse. Our residents become keen gardeners, artists, carpenters, musicians and this helps to redefine them as valued members of society and rebuild their confidence.”
John Cox, chairman of the Joseph Cox Charity, said, “Now is the time that we need to support those in need and work with them to rehabilitate them effectively, so they have the opportunity to make a change to their lives.”
“It is not-for-profit organisations such as ours that must do all we can to offer a lifeline to these individuals.”