Health watchdog praises Aylsham respite care centre

A respite centre for people with learning disabilities at Aylsham has received a glowing report from a health watchdog.

Mill Close, which accommodates up to five people at a time for short term nurse-led care, was praised following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

It highlighted the comments of one carer who said the person they looked after 'goes into holiday mode' when staying there, being relaxed and sleeping better than at home.

The report said staff were welcoming and responsive to feedback and concerns from families.

Mill Close takes clients from across the county as part of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust's learning disabilities services.

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The trust's director of operations Anna Morgan said: 'The report's finding are a real testament to just how closely our Mill Close staff work with the people using our service, their families and carers, to make every effort to offer them the best care possible.

'We're really proud of the work they do and are delighted that the carers and families feel well supported and involved – which is exactly as it should be, especially within an area where some people can find it difficult to express their own needs.'

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