A RESIDENTIAL home in Basingstoke has been given ‘good’ marks in its latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The healthcare watchdog inspected 17 Flaxfield Road, run by the Royal Mencap Society, on November 15 and 19 last year.

The facility provides accommodation and care to up to five people who live with a learning disability, autism, or associated health needs.

Following the inspection, it was announced on December 19 that the facility had been given a ‘good’ rating in all five areas the CQC looks for, including leadership and safety.

Part of the report read: “The service was well-managed and well-led.

“Staff were very proud of the service, inspired and motivated by the registered manager to provide quality care to people living there.”

The report adds: “There were good links to the local community that reflected the needs and preferences of the people who use the service.

“The provider operated effective performance management processes which were reviewed regularly, and reflected best practice.”

The Royal Mencap Society said it was pleased with the results of the inspection, and praised the staff at the facility for all of their hard work.

Mencap operations director, Melanie Welsher, said: “I am very proud of the team at Flaxfield Road.

“They work very hard and take great care to provide individualised care and support for the people that live there.

“The CQC inspectors described the service as having a ‘warm, family atmosphere’ where people treated each other with ‘kindness and respect’.

“We will continue to work hard to maintain and develop this level of service and put people with a learning disability at the heart of everything we do.”