The Surrey Choices Shared Lives Team started 2020 off on a high after receiving their ‘Good’ CQC inspection results in January!
Shared Lives is a national scheme that offers a unique and community-based model of care and support. We run Shared Lives in Surrey and the surrounding area. Shared Lives Carers open their home, family and community life to sharing it with an adult in need of support. The team were really pleased after their inspection on Monday 2 December 2019 to see that their dedication and passion paid off, and they continue to strive to deliver a Good service.
Key findings highlighted in CQC’s report included:
Safeguarding systems, processes and practices were in place to protect people from the risk of abuse. Shared lives carers received safeguarding training as part of their pre-approval training. All staff and carers were required to update their safeguarding training regularly.
Staff and shared lives carers understood both the importance of technology in enabling people to communicate and how for many it was their preferred method. They embraced technology and used it to enhance people’s communication. Staff also understood how technology could promote people’s independence.
Congratulations and well done to Donna and the Shared Lives Team!