There was a culture of inclusion and feeling of community … It was very apparent that everyone was valued for who they are and everyone is treated as equals, in a respectful and caring way
quoted in Care Inspectorate report, Blair Drummond 2018
Quality Assessment grades awarded by the Care Inspectorate are important, both as independent assessments of quality and as the public currency by which commissioning and other decisions are made. The Care Inspectorate currently use a six point grading scale, which grades areas inspected from Excellent (Grade 6) to Unsatisfactory (Grade 1).
Camphill services in Scotland taken together received 139 inspection gradings from the Care Inspectorate during the last 5 years (2014 to July 2018). Of the grades awarded 84% were either Excellent or Very Good grades. The combined Quality Assessment grades awarded to Camphill communities during this period are summarised as follows:
Excellent (Grade 6): 49
Very Good (Grade 5): 68
Good (Grade 4): 20
Adequate (Grade 3): 2
When we commissioned Professor Stephen Baron to undertake a statistical analysis of the Care Inspectorate’s Quality Assessment grades in 2011 his research demonstrated that Camphill service provision scored higher than other care service providers. Seven years on, and Camphill communities continue to provide sector leading care of the highest quality.
Latest inspection results
Camphill communities are rightly proud of the positive assessments they continue to receive from the Care Inspectorate. You can search the Care Inspectorate website to read the latest reports.
Meaningful and purposeful work supports each person’s personal growth and development. Each person has work to go to during the week directly tied in to their needs and abilities…. There are celebrations, of birthdays and festivals. Art and music form a big part of daily life. Residents’ artwork decorates the walls and is encouraged. Participation in social and cultural life is seen as important. But people are encouraged to follow their own interests too, with time for peace and space.
Care Inspectorate report, Tiphereth 2018