Autism care provider given ‘good’ rating by Care Quality Commission

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 October 2016


A centre which cares for people who have autism and complex care needs has been rated as good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Cotswold House, which is a large bungalow in the grounds of Somerset Court in Brent Knoll, can cater for six people who have autism or other needs.

The CQC inspected the centre in August and its report has just been published, rating Cotswold House as good in all areas.

The report says: “People had communication difficulties associated with their autism so they were not able to talk with us about their safety however people looked relaxed and comfortable with their peers and with the staff who supported them.”

The report also says staff were ‘kind and professional’ and received the necessary training and support from management.

The CQC described Cotswold house as a ‘safe environment’ and the report says: “People were supported to take risks as part of their day to day lives.

“People were supported to follow their interests and take part in social activities.

“Staff were knowledgeable about how to support individuals to prevent them becoming anxious.”

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