Learning disabilitiy provision in care home report, County Durham

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch County Durham assisted Durham County Council in the review of the care home provision for service users with a learning disability. Throughout January and February 2017 individual interviews were undertaken with service users in the eight identified care homes. The following keys points were recorded: Service users were pleased to have the opportunity to give their views Service users appeared to be happy where they lived and the support they received Some service users told us they had not had a choice about where they lived, however everyone appeared to be happy in their current home. Service users appeared to like most of the activities they undertake. Service users appeared to be satisfied with the support they are given to stay healthy. No recommendations were made by HealthwatchCounty Durham.

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General details

Report title 
Learning disabilitiy provision in care home report, County Durham
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch County Durham
Date of publication 
Friday, 10 March, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 2 January, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
Type of report 
Patient experience
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Holistic support
Quality of care
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Unstructured 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 
Adult social care
Assisted living

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Types of long term conditions 
Learning disability

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Specific ethnicity if 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? 

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.