Celebrating a good care service for those who need support

People from across Vivo Care Choices came together at the Little Roodee Café in Chester to celebrate all of its regulated services being rated as ‘good’.

Vivo provides flexible and responsive support for adults with learning disabilities and autism and older people, including those with dementia.

With all seven of Vivo’s regulated services now rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), staff at the forefront of services gathered to celebrate the improvements made over the last 12 to 18 months.

It gave staff, as well as local councillors and Vivo’s partners, the chance to take a look around the Little Roodee Café, which offers vocational training for people with learning disabilities.

Training covers food preparation, customer service, good hygiene practice and team working, giving people the chance to earn a National Vocational Qualification in Hospitality and Catering.

Alistair Jeffs, Vivo Managing Director, said: “It was fantastic to see staff from all of our services come together at the Little Roodee Café.

“We could not have achieved all of these ‘good’ ratings without the hard work and dedication of staff across all areas.

“The café was a great place to hold the event as the service it delivers for people with learning disabilities, as well as the opportunities it creates, is quite unique.

“It is a fantastic alternative to traditional learning disability day services and provides people with important, first-hand experience in the hospitality and catering industry.”

The event was opened and closed by Councillor Val Armstrong, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, while Councillor Mark Williams, Lord Mayor of Chester, presented each of Vivo’s regulated services with an award at the event.

Councillor Armstrong said: “It is important that the raft of positive inspections from the CQC was celebrated.

“Vivo delivers an important service for people across the borough, helping many residents to live their life to the full.

“The Council is looking forward to seeing how Vivo continues to develop its services over the next couple of years.”