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Foundation House rated Outstanding

Long-term residents outside Foundation House in Gloucester celebrating their home's outstanding CQC award

Staff and residents at National Star’s long-term living accommodation Foundation House are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

‘Staff had set high standards for themselves and this promoted an exceptionally positive culture which challenged disability perceptions and had improved the confidence of people and the opportunities available to them,’ inspectors said in the report.

‘Throughout the inspection, we found people and staff were motivated and passionate about equality and empowering people to live the lives they want.’ 

Jonathan Brinkworth, Residential Manager at Foundation House, said: ‘We work as a team and everything we do has the residents at the heart. We are all very honoured to be able to support these young people in what is their home.’

During lockdown, Foundation House staged a number of events and activities to help keep spirits up. These included a talent show, quizzes, circus performance and taking part in the fundraising 2.6 Challenge, raising over £1,600 for our charity with a danceathon. 

Foundation House was opened in 2014 and was National Star’s first long–term residential accommodation. It is home to 14 young people and has a staff of 40.

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