A Dundee residential respite unit for children and young people has been given grades of “very good” by the Care Inspectorate.
The Gillburn Road unit has been complimented for the quality of its care and support, environment, staffing and management and leadership.
The unit provides short breaks for children with a range of physical and learning disabilities, and who have associated health care, behavioural and communication needs.
The inspectorate said the manager and staff are very good at getting to know and understand the complex individual needs of the young people who use the service.
They provide them with a safe and homely environment where they can relax and have fun.
The service is also very good at working in partnership with parents to help them and their children benefit from their time at Gillburn Road.
They called on the unit to make further progress by ensuring risk assessments are consistently updated, and that the service clearly records the actions it takes to minimise risks in the environment.
Nevertheless, the inspectorate concluded: “This is a very good quality service which provides flexible care and support to children with complex needs and their families.
“The manager and staff team are confident, competent and enthusiastic, and provide a warm welcome for young people who come for short breaks.”