St Neots autism service praised

A ST NEOTS autism service has been praised by the Care Quality Commission for its “immense commitment and professionalism”.

Elm House, in Eynesbury, which is a 12-bed residential home for adults with autism, met all five quality and safety standards set by the independent health and social care regulator.

One service-user was quoted in the report as having told inspectors: “It’s all good here!”

The report found staff supported people in “a kind and calm manner” and spoke to them respectfully.

It also stated staff were given appropriate training and support which enabled them to meet the needs of the people who lived at the home.

“We’re really pleased to have received such a good CQC report,” Noma Johwa, manager of Elm House, told The Hunts Post.

“We’re proud of how we’re helping our service users move on to more independent supported living in the community.”

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A spokesman for Brookdale Care, which in addition to Elm House manages Eynesbury House and Manor Farm in Abbotsley, said: “The CQC report confirms our own knowledge that our services in Cambridgeshire are providing an excellent person-centered quality of service.”