Enter and view: Belong Macclesfield

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Cheshire East conducted an announced Enter and View visit, as part of a planned set of visits looking at the care provided, specifically around how the homes are able to support residents with additional needs. Healthwatch Cheshire East visited Belong Macclesfield, on 13/05/2015. The general impression from the visit is that there are very high standards of care and person centred activity, to meet the needs of residents. The ethos of inclusion and independence was clearly evident and staff were particularly supportive of residents individual needs. The ambience of the whole village was welcoming, furnished to high standards and there was great evidence of supportive team working. The staff are skilled and competent and deliver a high quality person centred service to meet the needs of all residents.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Belong Macclesfield
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Cheshire East
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Food and nutrition
Health promotion
Health protection
Information providing
Quality of staffing
Quality of treatment
Staff attitudes
Staff levels
Staff training
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Structured interview
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Nursing care home

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not known
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not 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? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
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.