A Dundee City Council service that provides care and support to people with learning disabilities has received top marks from the Care Inspectorate.
The watchdog graded the Dundee Community Living project as “excellent” for both the quality of its care and support and staffing.
It said service users were able to live “as full a life as possible” with the help of the scheme, which is provided at five community bases in the city and offers activities such as cinema visits, shopping, cooking and horse riding.
In its report, the inspectorate said: “Every component of this service, from staff support to service user enablement, was characterised by a flexible, well-informed, innovative, professional and person-centred approach to care.
“This culture was evident throughout, as was its commitment to continual improvement. This is why a grade of excellent has been given.”
Assessors found evidence of good links with community nurses and psychologists, service users getting personal, one-on-one attention and staff being “confident in their relationships” with the people they were caring for.
The inspectorate also praised Dundee Community Living for demonstrating “excellent practice” following the death of a service user, with support for other tenants, families and staff all recognised.
Ken Lynn, chairman of Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “The positive results of this inspection are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff of the Dundee Community Living project.
“The project has consistently had good feedback, not only from the Care Inspectorate but from the people who use it and whose lives it helps to enhance.”