Enter and view: Aspirations Active Care Home

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Healthwatch Brighton and Hove conducted an Enter and View at Aspirations Active Care Home which provides services for people who have complex learning disabilities on 13th January 2015. This visit was arranged as part of Healthwatch Brighton and Hove’s Enter and View schedule of six Enter and View visits between October 2014 and March 2015 to social care services including day centres and care homes focused on the theme of social activities and social occupation. Enter and View representatives focused on observations of the service and discussions with staff. Observations by the Enter and View representatives reported that: the centre had a range of spaces for different atmospheres and activities; staff were observed to be calm, friendly and always smiling; and representatives were impressed with the attentive staff and environment of the centre. Healthwatch Brighton and Hove recognised that because of the unique nature of the service recommendations may not apply and that a best practice report based on the findings across all six Enter and View visits would be published at later date. The Manager responded positively to the report commenting that the visit was constructive and an opportunity for an external perspective of service delivery.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Aspirations Active Care Home
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Brighton And Hove
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 13 January, 2015
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 13 January, 2015
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 13 January, 2015
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Communication between staff and patients
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Staff attitudes
Other information of note about this report 
Meaningful Activities
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
Not Known

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Day care (social care services)
Residential care home
Community services 
Community based services for people with a learning disability

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.