High standards of care and compassion
from our staff and the achievements of
our young adults have been heralded
in a new report about one of our Young
Adult Provision homes.
A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report after
an inspection in May has ranked 1-2 Prior's Court
Cottages - otherwise known as Dove Cottage - as
"good", retaining the rating last achieved in 2018.
The report has rated the service as "gj4ood" in all five
categories of "safe", "effective", "caring", "responsive"
Emma MacKay, Young People's Wellbeing Lead and
Registered Manager for Dove Cottage, said: "This was
a hugely heartening report to read with wonderful
comments from inspectors and families of our
young people alike.
"One of the most important things to take from
it is recognition of the high levels of training of
staff members and the care and compassion they
"It is these two factors that build the foundation for
all of our young people's achievements to come
"Huge congratulations to the staffing teams in Dove
Cottage for their incredible work, day in day out."
Prior's Court has joined
forces with another charity
to commemorate those of
the Commonwealth who
died during both World
Wars, while providing
learning opportunity for
our young people.
Prior's Court is working with the
Commonwealth War Graves
Commission to grow flowers to be
used at the latter's cemeteries and
memorials, with young people
getting involved to develop
vocational learning experiences
in our land-based programme
of learning, which includes
At the end of September, staff
from the Commonwealth War
Graves Commission delivered
compost, pots and seeds to Prior's
Court to begin the project of
growing flowers to support the
Commission's work to ensure
those who died in service, or as
a result of both World Wars, are
commemorated so that they,
and the human cost of war, are
remembered for ever.
The seeds have been planted
in our own polytunnels to be
cared for by our young people
over the winter, with the
flowers to be presented back
to the Commonwealth War
Graves Commission, based in
Maidenhead, in the spring.
Wendy Moffatt, our Land-based
learning specialist, said: "This is a
wonderful project to be involved
in as it supports a key focus of
ours, horticulture-based learning
which provides so many benefits
from our young people."
Dove Cottage flying high after
CQC inspection praise
Blooming project alongside
war graves charity