Your Choice Barnet’s Supported Living Service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September last year.

The report from the inspection has now been published and the service has been awarded an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the first service for Adults Social Care in Barnet to achieve this rating.  There are 22,000 Adult Social Care services in England and only 3% get rated as overall ‘Outstanding’, which is about 660.

Julie Riley, Your Choice Barnet’s Director of Care and Support, said: “We are the first adult care service in Barnet to gain an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating from the CQC. I cannot emphasise enough what an amazing achievement this is. We are very proud that our Supported Living Services can offer such a personalised level of care for the people who use it, as well as encouraging them to achieve increased levels of independence.”

Your Choice Barnet Supported Living Services provide care and support to adults with learning disabilities living in their own homes. The rating covers all of the five supported living schemes.

Inspectors observed that staff in the schemes have gone to great lengths to assist their clients not only to lead more independent lives, but much more. They support their residents to maintain a balanced diet, manage their health appointments and generally improve their life chances.

Another area the CQC report highlighted was the attention and care shown when considering people’s diversity and cultural needs – these factors are central to the way the service devises people’s support packages.

Full details of the report can be found on the CQC website: