Staff at Heywood based social enterprise PossAbilities, are celebrating a remarkable ‘double’, having received their second consecutive OUTSTANDING rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

It’s great news too for the people with learning disabilities that they support. The CQC conducts rigorous assessments of all 22,000 adult social care providers against five criteria, to stress test if the service is safe; effective; caring; responsive; and well-led. Only three percent of providers across the whole country achieve an OUTSTANDING.

Rachel Law, PossAbilities Chief Executive said “To achieve outstanding the first time around was an incredible achievement by our team of amazingly dedicated people. To achieve it a second time, and with improved gradings, really shows that we continue to set our sights higher and higher”.

She added “Part of being the amongst the best means continually striving to get even better. One in four providers that are rated outstanding, lose it on their second inspection. I want to thank all of the team across our services in Rochdale that have made this possible. Most of all, I am delighted for the people with learning disabilities who we support to live the life they choose”.

PossAbilities provides support to some 150 people with learning disabilities across the borough of Rochdale. They live in shared houses or in family homes across the community and are supported to become increasingly independent so that they are able to live the life that they choose. The recent Government Civil Society Strategy featured PossAbilities as a stand out example of how we can make our society stronger and more inclusive.

NOTES

  1. PossAbilities is a social enterprise formed in 2014. It’s surpluses are ploughed back to improve services.
  2. The CQC inspected PossAbilities in October 2015 and October 2018.
  3. Of the 22,000 adult social care providers in England ratings for 2017/18 were: Inadequate (1%); Requires Improvement (17%); Good (79%); Outstanding (3%).
  4. For further information contact Rachel Law CEO on 07799 710098.

possabilities.org.uk