Updated: Jun 18
St Bridget’s in Rustington, West Sussex has received an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission.
The CQC inspection took place 24 April 2019.
The residential care facility provides care for adults with physical disabilities.
St Bridget’s care home was awarded outstanding in both the responsive and well-led categories in the report and good for safe, effective and caring.
People were supported to have privacy and autonomy and had been provided with Wi-Fi in their bedrooms. Where people had personal computers, tablets or mobile phones, the computer room assistants helped them use them, explore different apps and programmes and fixed any faults they had.
One resident said, "I use my computer in my room, and I love it. I can get help from the computer people if I need."
The service is owned and run by Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity organisation with a purpose to support individuals to live, learn and work independently, whatever their ability.
The provider and registered manager were clear about their purpose and acted as advocates for people with disabilities and campaigned to encourage equality and opportunity.
The CQC provided anexample in its report.The provider had introduced a 'Change 100' project aimed at providing students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions with paid work experience and career development opportunities. This project aimed to remove barriers experienced by disabled people in the workplace and enable people to achieve their potential.