A mental health support service based in Somerset has become a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered provider, meaning it can now offer a wider scope of care to its patients, including ‘personal care’.
Enable Support Services in Yeovil became a CQC registered provider in September and is working towards carrying out regulated activities which include personal care – helping with hygiene, dressing, eating as well as giving medication.
The mental health support service works with people with mental health, learning disabilities, autism and sensory needs in the South West of England by providing community support services as well as supported accommodation.
Enable Support Services has now been able to work with a wider range of clients, particularly those with supported living requirements who may require a higher level of specialised personal care.
CEO of Enable Support Services Angie Lyons-Redman said becoming a CQC provider is a huge milestone for the organisation and they will be able to care and provide support for so many more people within the local community.
Angie added: “This is a huge step for Enable Support Services. We can now provide more tailored and specialist support, and we can manage a wider range of clients, particularly those who need higher levels of support in our supported accommodation.
“Before becoming a CQC provider we had to direct clients to a separate care provider to receive personal care or medication, but now we can provide this it means we can offer so much more continuity for our clients.
“We can support them with day-to-day activities, including helping them to get dressed, taking medication, eating, the list goes on.
“This is a huge achievement for us and I am so glad we will be able to support so many more people.”