Our commitment to quality

We're committed to delivering consistently high quality, innovative services that deliver excellent outcomes.

We do this in a number of different ways:

Our Quality Management System

We have developed our own internal Quality Management System (QMS) to continually monitor and assess the quality of all our care, support and housing services. It ensures that all operational services are safe, deliver high quality support and are well-led. It also has a particular focus on how effectively we support customers to become more independent and have choice and control over the services they receive.

The system ensures we can quickly identify, address and learn lessons from any concerns, problems or common trends across service delivery. The system also allows us to recognise and highlight excellent practice across services so we can share this learning across the organisation.

Mike's
story

"My current role involves carrying out quality visits to our services, checking that they meet our own quality standards and seeing what we can learn and share with other services"

Read Mike's story

External regulation

As well as our internal QMS, our services are monitored and assessed regularly by commissioners, partner agencies and for some of our services, the Care Quality Commission.

Customer involvement

Our customers play a central role in monitoring the quality of our services. Our quality tools have been created with customers, ensuring that they focus on areas which matter to them.

Customers can also volunteer to be Quality Checkers and they are trained to assist in service inspections. During inspections, our Quality Checkers ask current customers, and sometimes family members and carers, about the quality of service they receive.

 

Investing in staff

We know that having high quality staff is the only way to ensure we provide high quality services to our customers. Our recent achievement of Investors in People Silver Status demonstrates our ongoing commitment to training, developing, leading and communicating with our people.

 

Learning from feedback

Receiving feedback is essential in helping us to continually improve and deliver high quality services. We are committed to listening and learning from all feedback, and ensuring lessons are learnt and good practice shared.

Please visit our Complaints and Compliments page and leave us feedback – we’d love to hear from you. If you’ve had a particularly positive experience, why not nominate a staff member for an award?