Manager Maggie Candy and Deputy Manager Sheilla Davies recently attended the launch of the Young Report with RAD/Sonus at Westminster. Other supporter’s of this event included MPs Stephen Lloyd and Norman Lamb.(Minister of Care and Support)
The Young report identifies the difficulties Deaf people face, especially within the provision of suitable older care services.
Marlborough Court is one of only three sites selected in the UK to participate in a recent Deaf pilot scheme, that will introduce a quality benchmark for care homes.
Dr Jan Sheldon (CEO,RAD) visited Marlborough Court to give a presentation on Deaf awareness last year, after the home won “Best Care Team” nationally in the Great British Care awards, and was impressed by the enthusiasm and care shown by staff.
Author of the report, Professor Alys Young and Norman Lamb MP both spoke about the challenges facing Deaf people, and welcomed the move towards care homes evidencing that they are suitably able to provide quality Deaf care by attaining the new bench mark.
This is also supported by the Care Quality Commission.
Marlborough Court expects to be one of the first homes in the country to obtain this quality mark.
“It is vital that we remain forward thinking and progressive with different aspects of care to promote best practice – we are delighted to be involved in this Deaf pilot project, and it is a pleasure to work with Dr. Jan Sheldon and the Royal Association of the Deaf /Sonus” Quoted Marlborough Court Manager Maggie Candy.