Governance

Management Council

Mourne Grange is governed by a Management Council comprised of eight trustees, These trustees come from a varied and relevant range of work and voluntary backgrounds and bring a range of skills and expertise to the governance and management of Mourne Grange. There is an AGM held every year and a copy of our most recent annual report is posted on the News section of the website.

In addition to this Mourne Grange has an employed registered manager and there are also a number of operational groups within Mourne Grange to oversea the smooth running of the Community.

Registration and Inspection

Mourne Grange is a supported living scheme and is registered with the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority as a domiciliary care provider. As part of this registration Mourne Grange is inspected, on an unannounced basis, once a year. To date the Community has received very positive outcomes from our inspections. Our inspection reports can be viewed on the RQIA website (www.rqia.org.uk).

In addition to this Mourne Grange receives Supported Living funding from the Housing Executive and as part of this process the Community is inspected on a biannual basis. To date the Community has received very positive outcomes from these inspections.

Mourne Grange also receives funding from Health and Social Care Trusts for the domiciliary care aspect of the tenancies for people with learning disabilities. As part of this contractual arrangement there are ongoing contract meetings, reviews and inspections. To date all of these inspections processes have had positive outcomes. Each person with a learning disability, placed within Mourne Grange, will have an allocated Case Manager from one of the Community Learning Disability Teams. This means that there is always someone independent of the community to contact if there are any issues or concerns.

Policies and Procedures

Mourne Grange has a comprehensive framework of policies and procedures to guide the practice of the co-workers and employees. This includes adhering to the regional Safeguarding Policies and procedures (Adult Safeguarding: Prevention and Protection in Partnership 2015). The Safeguarding Champion for Mourne Grange is the registered Manager, Lizzy Dixon.

Every employee and long term Community member is registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. This is the professional body that governs the individual practice of people who are employed or volunteer in the health and social care sector.