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Care agency celebrates inspection success

Care agency celebrates inspection success

Staff at East Sussex based Avens Supported Living (ASLS) are celebrating after receiving the results of a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulators of health and social care in England.

Avens Supported Living (ASLS) provides support to adults with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Inspectors from the (CQC) visited the care agency as part of a routine inspection and judged that ASLS was meeting all essential standards of quality and safety.

The inspection covered care, user involvement, welfare and rights, as well as the competency of staff. Safeguarding, staff support and the management of the service provided were also monitored.

ASLS, which has been providing residential care from its headquarters since 1994 at St. Anthony's in Crowborough, achieved the highest possible levels of care delivery having met the required standards in all of the above areas that were inspected.

The CQC were complimentary about the care provided within the home, the staff training and the range of choice available to service users. During the visit, inspectors spoke with four service users and five staff and observed staff supporting people who use the service.

Full compliance was achieved in all areas with special mention made to the level of respect shown by staff to service users.

Manager of ASLS Colin Packham said: "I am delighted by this positive report. We were thrilled to receive feedback that we are compliant with all of the standards reviewed by the CQC. It's a tremendous achievement for us and I'm very proud of our excellent team. It's especially nice to get feedback from service users and to hear that they feel happy and safe here, and are pleased with the care we provide. The CQC's findings demonstrate our dedication to ensuring that every individual in our care feels safe, comfortable and well cared for. "

Based in Crowborough, East Sussex, ASLS currently looks after more than 40 people in a supported living environment. The main goal is for customers, to become as independent as they can, with as much support available to them as required.

ASLS are able to provide this service by working closely with private landlords. If you would like more information on becoming a landlord for ASLS please contact Jennifer Prus Development Director on 01892 669520 or via email jenny@avens.co.uk