London,
27
October
2009
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Care home makes it a hat-trick

IT’S a hat-trick for a Hackney care home, which has been rated as ‘excellent’ by a Government watchdog three times in a row.

Median Road Resource Centre, in Lower Clapton, has received three out of possible three stars after being inspected in August and September by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Hackney Council-run centre provides residential care for 37 people at any one time, who need support after coming out of hospital before returning to their own home.

The CQC report singles out for praise the centre’s rehabilitation service, which helps residents exercise and take part in activities such as a music group and coffee morning, as well as physiotherapy and use of an on-site gym. Staff were also noted as treating residents with dignity and respect.

Median Road Resource Centre sees a large number of people moving in and out during the year, as staff work to promote residents’ independence, encouraging independent travel outside the premises, for instance to swimming sessions at London Fields Lido, and support to manage personal finances.

Cllr Nargis Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Hackney Council is committed to enabling adults and older people to live as independently as possible, exercising maximum choice over their lives. I am delighted that Median Road Resource Centre continues to provide high-quality services for residents, supporting them back to independent living in their own home.”

Median Road Resource Centre was also rated as excellent in inspections carried out in 2008 and 2006.