JCS receives grade 5 at Care Inspectorate visit

Jewish Care Scotland have received a grade 5 following an unannounced visit from the Care Inspectorate at the end of October.  The grade 5, an evaluation of very good, applies to performance that demonstrates major strengths in supporting positive outcomes for people.


The inspection focussed on JCS’s registered services, including the weekly JCS Wellbeing Hub at Walton Community Care Centre and care at home.  The service is provided to adults and older people from the Jewish Community with the aim of reducing loneliness and isolation and to increase feelings of wellbeing.


The key messages from the report include that the service provides a high level of person-centred care, and that the support is highly valued by the people who use the service.


Linda Kemp, Chief Executive at JCS, said: “I am delighted by the content of our Care Inspectorate report. It is extremely positive and identifies significant key strengths in all areas.  The report is a testament to the valuable contribution of all JCS staff.”


The JCS Wellbeing Hub provides registered day care to individuals who might otherwise struggle to get out and about.  With the support of trained staff, people can attend the weekly group in Giffnock to enjoy a morning coffee with friends and have a hot, two-course kosher lunch.  The JCS Wellbeing Hub offers access to meaningful activities, a cultural and social connection to suit individual needs.


JCS social support visits focus on improving and maintaining wellbeing, providing an opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and to maintain cultural and social connections.   A recipient of JCS social support visits said, “without JCS I would be unable to leave the house.  Getting out has really helped me as I continue to recover from my stroke.”


The Care Inspectorate Inspection Report said of the service, “The social interaction provided by attending the Thursday session was valuable to people.  Social support was the focus of both the Thursday day centre and the one-to-one home visits.

“The individual social support allowed people to access their local community as well as the wider Jewish community. This was important for people who wished to maintain that important part of their lives and needed some support to do so.”


The full report is available to view here.  Further information on JCS services available can be found by emailing hello@jcarescot.org.uk.