11 October 2019
A picture of Mansfield MP sees ‘Outstanding’ learning disability care first hand

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley dropped in to visit residents of a Mansfield care home for people with learning disabilities to hear about their experiences.

Sanctuary Supported Living’s Corner House, on St Margaret Street, hosted the MP to raise awareness of the work the home does and that of the broader supported housing sector as part of its work supporting the Starts At Home campaign.

Run by the National Housing Federation, this year’s Starts At Home campaign is highlighting the invaluable work done in the supported housing sector, and the positive effect it has on people’s lives.

Residents at Corner House, which was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in its latest inspection, took the opportunity to speak with the MP and share the stories about the care they receive.

Corner House’s work also extends beyond the four walls of the home, working with local partners to provide a range of activities for Mansfield’s wider learning disability community, which staff discussed with the MP.

Sanctuary Supported Living head of growth and business development David Shaw said: “Corner House is one of a growing number of our CQC-registered services that have been picking up Outstanding ratings over the past month, so we were very excited to make the most of the opportunity to discuss the phenomenal work they do with Mr Bradley.

“Corner House residents have always been very socially minded and relished the chance to share their experiences; we’re all very grateful to him for taking the time to visit.”

Mr Bradley said: “I had a wonderful time meeting everyone at Corner House and learning about how its model of personalised care benefits residents.

“It was great to hear firsthand from residents about their thoughts on the care they receive and see Corner House from their perspective.”

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