CQC Information

CQC have a new inspection regime that requires Future Directions CIC to provide details of all the people we support, their families and employees to CQC on request.

This is so CQC can seek views and opinions in regards to Future Directions CIC to ensure services are meeting the needs of people we support.

Any feedback Future Directions CIC receives will be passed onto CQC, unless requested otherwise.

For more information on the new inspection regime click here.

To view Future Directions CIC's CQC reports click on the information below:

Future Directions CIC are pleased to have received 'Good' overall rating and 'Outstanding' in 'Well Led'


Background of Stanley Grange

Stanley Grange was founded in the 1970s by family members who set up Cottage and Rural Enterprises (CARE) in order to provide lifelong care and support for adults with learning disabilities. The community was intended as a ‘home for life’, created as a small village and modelled on the concept of family groupings in individual houses. Activities and services were offered on the site. The community continues to this day because of the thriving family forum which meets regularly throughout the year. Over recent years due to changes in national governmental policy for people with learning disabilities, the previous charity that owned and ran Stanley Grange announced that they were going to close it, relocating the residents away from their familiar homes & friends. Meanwhile, the buildings & grounds were neglected and became dilapidated, which then affected the morale of staff and residents. The family members organised themselves to form a new charity, Stanley Grange Community Association (SGCA), with the aim of securing the future of Stanley Grange and buying it, for current residents as well as future generations. A loan was secured which enabled SGCA to buy the site and the business and they became the proud owners of Stanley Grange on October 1st 2015. On the same day, Future Directions took over the care and support to the residents from the previous provider and started to address the challenges of bringing the service up to date with an ultimate vision of creating a centre of excellence based in and integrated with the local community.

Care Quality Commission Inspection

The Care Quality Commission conducted an inspection of the service in March 2016 and found there was some good aspects to the service although other areas required improvement. For the summary of the Care Quality Commission Report click here alternatively to view the full report click here. On receipt of the draft inspection report, Future Directions complied an action plan to address the areas which required improvement with areas of responsibility and timescales delegated to senior managers. For a summary of the action plan please click here. All the actions in the plan have now been completed. If you have questions regarding the Care Quality Commission report or the completed action plan, please contact the registered manager, Karen Birchall at Stanley Grange on 01254 464 870.

Action Plan

Please click here to view a summary of the action plan.

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