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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 December 2012
Date of Publication: 29 January 2013
Inspection Report published 29 January 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 11 December 2012

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We spoke with five people who lived at the home and one relative during our inspection on 11 December 2012. We asked about the activities that were available and one person said, "We get bits and pieces to do when we are all together. We make our own laughs." Another told us, "There are no activities at all. My main activity is walking about."

We spoke to the activity co-ordinator who told us that they worked from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm from Monday to Thursday. Activities took place between 10.00 am and 11.45 am as lunch was served at 12 noon on a daily basis. Activities resumed after lunch. We saw children from a local school singing carols for the people who lived at the home in the lounge in the morning and the activity co-ordinator and a care worker painting and writing Christmas cards with three people after lunch on the day of our visit. We were told that there were special projects that had been undertaken with people, including Halloween, a war project and there was currently a Christmas project underway. We saw that participation in these had been recorded in the daily activity logs kept within the care plans.

Of the five care plans that we looked at on 11 December 2012 three had appropriate up to date risk assessments