Independent inspections of our care homes
Care Quality Commission
Our care homes are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). During unannounced visits, the homes are inspected and ratings awarded against the five key questions: Is the service safe? Is the service effective? Is the service caring? Is the service responsive? Is the service well-led? Additional evidence is obtained to produce a full report. You can access the reports directly from the links below.
In addition, The Mews and 144 Boughton Green Road have been assessed by Headway, the brain injury charity and achieved ‘Approved Provider’ status. The homes are assessed against a range of standards that reflect the specific needs of people with acquired brain injuries. The accreditation is subject to unannounced visits from Headway assessors.
Read our blog post about the 2015 Headway assessment for 144 Boughton Green Road
Northamptonshire Quality Checkers
Northamptonshire Quality Checkers provide a quality checking service for a range of organisations including Northamptonshire County Council, the CQC and NHS Trusts. This is an independent assessment by an ‘expert by experience’ who meets residents in the home and performs a standardised quality check from the service users’ perspective. They are then supported by a co-ordinator to produce a report of their visit.
Read our blog post about Quality Checkers' assessment of our homes for adults with learning disabilities
Read our blog post about Quality Checkers' assessment of The Mews