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Congratulations to Tally, Registered Manager at one of our long-term community learning disability and complex needs services, and her team for a brilliant monitoring visit from West Northamptonshire Council (WNC).

WNC monitored our homes at 2&8 Kingsthorpe Grove to ensure that we deliver the service that we are contracted to provide for individuals with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).→ Read the rest


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Richardson Care has been approved by the Bild Association of Certified Training as an affiliate of CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) and as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network training standards.

This means that the safety intervention foundation training that we provide at Richardson Care for all staff working with adults who have learning disabilities complies with the Restraint Reduction Network training standards.→ Read the rest


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The importance of communication is the subject of the fourth blog post in our series about what we’ve learnt so far during the pandemic. It may sound obvious, but it’s easy to get it wrong. The situation was changing on a daily basis and the pressure and expectation on the management team was extraordinary.→ Read the rest


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The CQC Emergency Support Framework (ESF) was launched on 1st May, running until 30th September. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, routine inspections of residential care homes and other providers were suspended, so the ESF offered a structured framework for regular conversations between the CQC and care providers.→ Read the rest



<h1>Adults with acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities and complex needs</h1> <p>In addition to surveying the families of service users in our care on an annual basis, we also complete a questionnaire with the individuals themselves, which asks specific questions about different aspects of their lives within the care home.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/satisfaction-survey-care-home-residents/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> <strong>Headway Approved Providers</strong><br /> Two of our residential care homes for adults with acquired brain injuries – The Mews and 144 Boughton Green Road – have been recently re-assessed by Headway, the brain injury charity. The assessment process requires the home to demonstrate the provision of appropriate specialist care for people with complex, physical and/or cognitive impairment due to acquired brain injury.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/homes-gain-high-scores-independent-assessments/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> Online applications are transforming the way that we live and work, and at The Richardson Partnership for Care we are using them to help service users and their families keep in touch, and for the families to participate in the review process.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/using-online-apps-to-stay-in-touch/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>



<p> The Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and NHS Improving Quality have recently published reports commissioned by NHS England into the prescribing of psychotic drugs to people with learning disabilities. The research found that there is an alarming rate of over-prescribing of these drugs to people with learning difficulties: the report authored by Public Health England, estimates that up to 35,000 adults with a learning disability are being prescribed an antipsychotic, an antidepressant or both without appropriate clinical justification.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/scale-of-over-medication-is-now-out-in-the-open/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>


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