Top grades for day care

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Forfar’s day care service has been given a glowing report following the latest examination of its services by the Care Inspectorate.

The report follows an unannounced inspection of the Deirdre Knight Centre on Lour Road at the end of May.

All aspects of the service that were inspected were graded as either ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’, maintaining its high standard as recorded in previous inspections.

It was graded on quality of care and support, environment, staffing and management and leadership, with the active involvement of the service users in the centre’s running and the quality of the staff receiving particular praise.

The report states: “Forfar Day Care provided a friendly, homely environment for the people who attended. Staff were caring and had established good relationships with the service users and their families.

“The service kept families up-to-date with their relatives’ health and wellbeing needs, and how these were supported.”

While welcoming the “first class” report, Liz Ross, vice-chairwoman, said that services will be further improved as it will shortly be replacing one of its minibuses, for which a fund-raising campaign will soon be launched.

She said: “The buses are used five days per week and cover thousands of miles every year.

“We have enjoyed wonderful support from both the community and local businesses in the past and once again we would be grateful for any contribution.”