Aberdeen Foyer Housing earns ‘Very Good’ marks from the Care Inspectorate

25 Mar 2024
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Aberdeen Foyer Youth Housing welcomed the Care Inspectorate for a visit at the start of February to showcase their service. The inspectors spent an afternoon with staff and current tenants to find out how tenants are supported during their stay. 

The Care Inspectorate is a body supporting improvement in the care sector. In practice that means they make sure every provider upholds high standards but also supports them when positive changes need to be implemented.  

Foyer Housing was visited unannounced, and an in-depth assessment was carried out which included speaking with tenants and staff, observing the day-to-day activities and reviewing documents. 

Foyer Housing manager Claire Paterson is delighted by their improved score: 

“I am incredibly proud of our team who work incredibly hard to support young people and ensure they receive a high-quality serviceIt’s amazing to see this reflected in the report and hear the positive feedback from young people using the service.   I am happy to see our strength based ‘advantaged thinking’ approach highlighted as supporting young people achieve their goalsI would like to thank our staff, the young people we work with, and stakeholders for their contribution to the report and the service’s success.” 

The inspectors made note of the Foyer’s commitment to advantaged thinking as an organisation, which puts young people in the centre of processes and decision making. The report that saw Foyer Housing score better than pre-pandemic, can be read in full:  Foyer Youth Housing Care Inspectorate Report 2024