Greenside Court achieves Huntington’s Disease Association accreditation

8 May 2024

Greenside Court colleagues and residents holding HDA certificate

The Rotherham care home is one of only nine homes in the country to achieve the ‘Quality Assured’ mark.

The team at Greenside Court is celebrating after achieving the ‘Quality Assured’ kitemark from national charity, the Huntington’s Disease Association, becoming one of only nine care homes in the UK to meet the required standard.

Described as, “a quality assurance programme that identifies the behaviours, cultures and specialist services required for a care home to specialise in caring for people affected by Huntington’s disease,” the Huntington’s Disease Association’s ‘Quality Assured’ scheme requires considerable effort and attention to detail to achieve.

The scheme is based on nine core standards which include the quality of Huntington’s disease specific training, knowledge of the care team, and the activities programme in the home.

The assessment also reviews the calibre of the home’s leadership, how its food and drink offer has been adapted to best support people with Huntington’s disease, and whether the care team builds strong partnerships with health professionals and families.

Huntington’s disease is an inherited condition that affects the body’s nervous system. It can cause changes in movement, learning, thinking and emotions. Once the symptoms begin, the disease gradually progresses, so living with it means having to adapt to change.

Commenting on the achievement, Jayne Fleming, Home Manager at Greenside Court care home, said:

"We’re incredibly proud to be awarded the ‘Quality Assured’ kitemark from the Huntington’s Disease Association and honoured to be among the select few care homes in the UK to achieve this mark of excellence.

“Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate care to make every day better for people with Huntington's disease.

“We understand the unique challenges people with Huntington’s disease and their families face, and this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to meeting their individual needs and supporting them throughout their journey.”

Located in Greasbrough near Rotherham, Greenside Court supports adults living with complex care needs arising from neuro-disabilities such as Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, mental health conditions and physical disabilities.

As a testament to the exceptional care provided by the team, Greenside Court is also rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.