Team at Luppitt residential home is ‘Outstanding’

PUBLISHED: 15:36 08 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 13 April 2016

Manager Lucy Collings and Team Leader Ben Quinain-Andrew with staff and residents at Barnfield Farm Care Home. Ref mhh 14-16TI 8465. Picture: Terry Ife

Manager Lucy Collings and Team Leader Ben Quinain-Andrew with staff and residents at Barnfield Farm Care Home. Ref mhh 14-16TI 8465. Picture: Terry Ife

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Care Quality Commission rated the service provided at Barnfield Farm as ‘Outstanding’ following an inspection last year

Staff and residents at a residential home on the outskirts of Honiton are celebrating an ‘outstanding’ rating awarded by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Barnfield Farm, which is run by Robert Owen Communities, was inspected by the CQC on Friday, November 27, and Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

The home, in Luppitt, provides accommodation with personal care for up to 11 people over the age of 18 who have a learning disability. In its report, the CQC found that of the five areas it inspected, three were outstanding and the other two were good.

It also praised the registered manager, Lucy Collings, adding that she had a ‘clear vision’ for the home and the people who lived there.

The CQC found that the service was safe and that people were relaxed and happy with staff, who ensured they were protected from avoidable harm.

It noted that people’s individuality was respected and staff responded to their needs on an individual basis.

It highlighted the outstanding effectiveness of the service, and said that relatives and visiting professionals described staff as knowing people at Barnfield well and working jointly with them to ensure people had effective care.

The CQC also found Barnfield Farm to have a caring, responsive and well-led service.

Miss Collings said: “I am inspired on a daily basis by the hard work, creativity and integrity of the staff team here. They consistently strive to enhance the lives of the people we support. I could not be prouder of the service we provide and we are all overwhelmed to receive a rating of outstanding.”


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