Care Quality Commission awards Hereward College with a ‘Good’ standard of care

Hereward College has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for its care of young people who stay with the college on a residential basis.

Based in Coventry, Hereward is a Further Education college for young people with disabilities and additional needs. The college offers specialist facilities and all round life, learning and work experiences for both day and residential learners as well as respite care breaks for young adults.

Jon Clugston, Vice Principal – Student Independence and Progression says:

“We are delighted to have been rated ‘Good’ under the new CQC inspection framework. Hereward is a learner centred college, and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the young people in our care is at the heart of what we do.

“Our staff are highly trained and committed to ensuring all learners are supported and encouraged in independent living and to make their own choices.”

All residents at the College have access to on-site therapies and support services including nurses, mentors, job coaches, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists.

Respite activity breaks are also available during term time and holidays in Hereward’s fully accessible accommodation.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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