‘Good’ rating for Voyage Care home in Southampton


A Voyage Care home in Southampton, which looks after adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities, aged-related illnesses and dementia, has received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.


Ivydene, in the Portswood area, is home to six people aged from early 50s to mid-80s and is well-equipped to provide care for people as they grow older.


In their latest report, Ivydene achieved the ‘Good’ rating across all five of the CQC’s categories, scoring highly for its safety, effectiveness, caring approach, the quality of its leadership and how responsive it is to meeting the needs of the people it supports. 


The home was previously rated as ‘Requiring Improvement’ and their most recent ‘Good’ rating is thanks to the hard work of new manager Charlotte Watson and her new staff team. 


Residents at Ivydene enjoy crafts, music and chatting as well as accessing local day centres, taking part in activities and going on day trips. Taking an active role in the community and maintaining positive relationships with friends and family are also actively promoted.


Charlotte said: “This ‘Good’ rating is testament to the dedication and positivity of our staff team. They are passionate about encouraging the people we support to live their lives to the full, with personalised activities, community involvement and support to pursue their hobbies and interests. I am immensely proud of everything the team has achieved.”


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