Calvert Trust Kielder rated good by social care regulator

A Calvert trust Kielder taster day for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Photo: Tony Hall
A Calvert trust Kielder taster day for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Photo: Tony Hall

A CHARITY which supports people with disabilities to explore the outdoors has been rated good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Calvert Trust Kielder was inspected on March 29 and April 5, and the CQC found it was good in all five categories: safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

The report outlines that, since the previous inspection in May 2016, Calvert Trust Kielder had improved its medicines procedures and was meeting the regulations in connection with the safe management of medicines.

It said medicines were managed safely and were only administered by trained staff.

Calvert Trust Kielder is set up to provide residential respite care with the main focus being on adventure activities for up to 20 people with various healthcare needs, and inspectors found that there was an extensive range of activities for people to participate in.

People at the centre at the time of the inspection said they received good care from kind, caring and considerate staff. They also said they felt safe while visiting and staying at the service.

The report reads: “Staff treated people with dignity and respect and supported to them to maintain their independence.”

The inspectors said staffing levels were sufficient, while staff told them they received the training and support they need.

Calvert Trust Kielder CEO Peter Cockerill said: “We are absolutely delighted that the CQC has rated Calvert Trust Kielder so highly.

“This rating has only been made possible by our exceptional care team, which works tirelessly to ensure the highest standards of care for our guests. They should take great pride in this achievement. It demonstrates that we are all working together to do things right for the disabled adults, children and their families who visit us.”

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