A care home for adults with learning disabilities in Clackmannanshire has been praised by Scotland’s social care regulator. 

 The Care Inspectorate graded ARK Alloa Care Home “excellent” for all quality themes after an unannounced inspection in December.

It is the second inspection in a row where the service received top marks.

A report of the inspection noted: “The manager and staff continued to demonstrate commitment to implementation and development in the way service users were enabled to have their say in all aspects of personal and service development.

“We found strong evidence to confirm that the service had maintained a standard of excellence in this area and across all three inspected themes. 

“There were a wide range of opportunities within the service to enable all service users to make decisions, develop the care and support they received and also influence overall service development and improvement.

“We observed interaction between staff and service users throughout the inspection and found relationships based on respect and trust. This had an empowering effect for service users and we observed how they made decisions about their day-to-day life with confidence.” 

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “Everyone in Scotland has the right to good quality, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

“The majority of care services in Scotland perform well, and where we encounter excellent services, it is vital we share good practice so that all care services in Scotland continue to improve and reach the high standards we expect.

“Anyone with a concern about a service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527, anonymously if needed, and all information given to us helps us plan our inspections."

The full inspection report is available here: http://cinsp.in/1O8sNvb