The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given an Outstanding rating to BEAM ABA Services, an Islington domiciliary care service.
BEAM was given the Outstanding rating overall for being caring, responsive and well-led. It was also rated Good for safety and effectiveness.
This rating follows an October 2019 inspection by CQC.
Beam provides care to children and young adults with learning disabilities up to the age of 31, encouraging them to remain as independent as possible.
For example, they are encouraged to clean themselves if they can and go to the toilet independently.
One was supported in setting up a Christmas card-making enterprise, while the group frequently go swimming, bowling and to the cinema.
A number of relatives of those supported by BEAM commented anonymously. One said: “BEAM are miles ahead of other agencies. I would be lost without them.”
Another said: “My relative vacuums, takes the rubbish out, cleans the table. Sometimes it’s hard for people with autism to have such skills. Since he has been with BEAM he does all these things.”
Regarding the news of BEAM’s CQC rating, Alison Murray, Head of Adult Social Care inspection in London said: “BEAM ABA Services is an outstanding provider of autism services. They have a clear vision, excellent assessment and care planning processes and care provided by well trained and motivated staff.
“This allows them to achieve outstanding outcomes for people using the service. I particularly liked how children and young people have been helped to take a full part in studies, work and in personal development.”