Mansfield Care Home Shines In Inspection

A care home for adults with learning disabilities in Mansfield is celebrating being awarded a three stars excellent rating in a recent unannounced inspection.

The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), an independent governing body, has awarded Corner House, on Margaret Street, the highest quality rating on a scale from zero to three stars. This means that people who use the home receive excellent service.

The scheme, which is run by LHA Support Services, provides personal care and support for up to 12 people with learning disabilities, aged 18 and older, with private bedrooms and communal rooms.

The CSCI assessed Corner House against National Minimum Standards. It scored highly throughout the assessment and was judged as excellent in the following areas; choice of home, individual needs and choice, lifestyle, concerns, complaints and protection and staffing.

The report said: “The manager leads and supports a strong staff team who have been recruited and trained to a high standard.”

It also found that: “The staff team encourage people to be independent and treat them with respect, allowing people to make choices and take risks as part of them having full and purposeful lives.

“People living at the home say they feel happy and safe and benefit from having a key worker who understands them.”

Patrick Taylor, Group Director of Support Services at LHA-ASRA, said: “The team at Corner House always work extremely hard to ensure our residents have an excellent quality of life. We’re really proud of being awarded three stars but ultimately the most important thing is that our service users are happy and well cared for.

“At LHA Support Services we believe passionately in treating our clients as individuals who deserve first class care – and its rewarding to know that has been recognised.”

Corner House offers an innovative approach to caring for people with learning difficulties, which sees them design their own care package, activities and excursions.

Residents choose to regularly attend day centres, cafes and local tourist attractions, as well as quad-biking, swimming, dancing, bowling and trips to the cinema.

LHA Support Services is part of housing and regeneration group LHA-ASRA, which manages over 700 homes in and around Mansfield, including a sheltered housing scheme in Layton Burroughs.

LHA-ASRA is also working with Mansfield District Council to transform Blyth Court, a sheltered housing scheme, into more accessible housing for older people.