17 May 2019
A picture of Seaside-themed celebrations at Lowestoft supported housing service

A £3.7 million supported housing service in Lowestoft held a seaside-themed celebration after securing an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Sanctuary Supported Living’s Clover Court, which provides 24-hour care and support for people with physical disabilities, was praised for delivering a safe, “outstandingly well-led” and “exceptionally caring” service in its first ever CQC inspection earlier this year.

The celebratory event saw Waveney MP Peter Aldous and Sanctuary Group chief executive Craig Moule join staff, residents and their friends and families for a day of seaside-themed fun.

Visitors tucked into ice cream and fish and chips and enjoyed traditional stalls, games and entertainment and even a sandy beach area specially set up for the event.

Opened in 2018, Clover Court is Sanctuary Supported Living’s flagship physical disability service, with a high level of technology built into the design to encourage residents – irrespective of their disability – to live as independently as possible.

Later that year the service celebrated success at the Suffolk Care Awards, taking home the Promoting Dignity and Respect in Everyday Life Award.

Peter Aldous MP said: “I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone at Clover Court and seeing first-hand the fantastic facilities and levels of support offered to help residents live as independently as possible.”

Sara Keetley, Operations Director – Sanctuary Supported Living, commented: “We are incredibly proud of the service provided at Clover Court and it was a real pleasure to celebrate our ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection with our residents and hard-working staff.”

Lesley Pyner, Sanctuary Supported Living’s local service manager, said: “Our residents are at the heart of everything we do and had a big part to play in planning the celebrations.

“It was great to see so many friendly faces joining us and we all had a wonderful day ‘at the seaside’ celebrating everything Clover Court has achieved so far.”