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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 September 2012
Date of Publication: 18 October 2012
Inspection Report published 18 October 2012 PDF

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

The provider was meeting with this standard.

User experience

We spoke with seven people who use the service during our visit to the home.

People told us that they were very happy with the layout and facilities in the home.

One person said, the home is comfortable and homely”.

Another person said, “I have been able to have my own furniture and personal belongings to make it feel more comfortable.”

Other evidence

The provider has taken steps to provide care in an environment that is suitably designed and adequately maintained.

The home was found to be in a generally good state of repair, comfortable and homely in appearance.

We noted that the carpets in the hallway on the ground floor are showing signs of wear. We observed refurbishment work underway on the first floor, carpets have been replaced and the area had been repainted and redecorated.

We observed that people accessed and made use of all areas of the home during our visit.

We had the opportunity to see people’s bedrooms and these were in good order and decorated to reflect individual’s wishes.

We were provided with evidence that the homes safety equipment, hot water/heating and fire systems were serviced regularly.

We saw a record that demonstrated the manager carried out a health and safety check of the premises on a monthly basis.