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Inspectors praise care at Ganwick House, High Barnet
Staff at a home for people with autism are celebrating after inspectors praised the standard of their care.
A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report found Ganwick House, in Wagon Road, High Barnet, met all five essential standards of quality and safety.
Inspectors noted the “relaxed and calm” atmosphere at the eight-bed residential home, which cares for adults with low-functioning autism and challenging behaviour.
In the report, inspectors praised the use of brightly coloured furnishings and the residents’ ability to decorate their own rooms as they wished.
They said: “This demonstrated that despite the challenges faced by some people they were able to live in a dignified environment.”
Inspectors also noted that residents had an “easy relationship with staff that enabled people to enjoy shared humour and fun”.
The report stated: “There was good team work as staff were allocated responsibility for individual people, to ensure their needs and activity programmes were met during the day and people's well-being and safety was considered.”
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