HDA Quality Assured Care homes - a care home perspective

Below you can see what our care homes thought of the HDA Quality Assured Accreditation Scheme process and what it means to them to now be officially accredited by the Huntington's Disease Association. 

Fairburn Mews

After two successful years, Fairburn Mews is currently working towards re accreditation.

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Fairburn Mews is a nursing home located in Castleford and is part of the Exemplar Health Care group. They specialise in care for people living with neuro-disabilities, mental ill-health, dementia, stroke and brain injuries. Their care and activity plans are built-in with their service users to both support and encourage them to be happy, fulfilled and meet personal goals.

Karen Neal, Home Manager of Fairburn Mews, said:

“We’re delighted and honoured to be the first care home in England to be Quality Assured by the Huntington’s Disease Association. Huntington’s disease can be very complex to care for. As there is currently no cure, the disease can be heart-breaking for both sufferers and their families.

At Fairburn Mews, we are passionate about providing the best quality of care for our service users who experience Huntington’s disease and supporting their families.

We started seeking accreditation in 2017. Working in close collaboration with the Huntington’s Disease Association, we’ve been very involved from the beginning to help create what I believe are world-class standards of care for people diagnosed with Huntington’s disease living in social care settings.” - Karen Neal, 2019

Yr Ysgol

Yr Ysgol is a care facility located in Swansea and is part of the Fieldbay group. Yr Ysgol provides 24-hour nursing care. Staffing levels are determined by service users’ requirements and they pride themselves on their staffing levels being at a high level. Their nurses are registered mental health, registered general and registered learning disability. This allows them to provide a high standard of care to service users with complex concurrent disorders/illnesses and behaviours.

Susan Lewis-Ball, Manager at Yr Ysgol said:

“Here at Yr Ysgol, we were delighted to be the first independent Care Provider in Wales to undertake the Huntington’s Disease Association’s accreditation process. The process was thorough, comprehensive and ultimately rewarding, giving us the opportunity to lead the way in providing an excellent service for those living with Huntington’s disease. Our staff and service users played an integral part in our journey and enjoyed sharing their stories and contributing to a new and exciting project.

Accreditation is vital for facilitating the quality of care provided and giving confidence to the service users and their families that their quality of life is paramount and at the heart of everything that Fieldbay strives to achieve.” - Susan Lewis-Ball 2019