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Lightbowne Hall

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

262 Lightbowne Road, Moston, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M40 5HQ (0161) 683 3170

Provided and run by:
Anchor Hanover Group

Important: The provider of this service changed. See old profile

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Lightbowne Hall on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

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21 March 2023

During a routine inspection

About the service

Lightbowne Hall is a residential care home providing personal care to up to 52 people. The service provides support to older people, some of whom are living with dementia. The home has 3 floors, each floor having their own lounge, dining area and adapted facilities. At the time of our inspection there were 47 people using the service.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. Right support, right care, right culture is the statutory guidance which supports CQC to make assessments and judgements about services providing support to people with a learning disability and/or autistic people. We considered this guidance as there were people using the service who have a learning disability and / or who are autistic.

People felt safe living at Lightbowne Hall. Risks were identified and guidance was in place to manage them. Additional details would improve the risk assessments for when people may become agitated. People received their medicines as prescribed. Thickeners used to reduce the risk of choking were not recorded when used. This was rectified during the inspection.

There were enough staff to meet people’s needs, although staff were busy on the ground floor due to people’s support needs. Staff were safely recruited. Equipment was regularly checked and serviced in line with legal guidelines. Incidents and accidents were reviewed for any learning to reduce further occurrences. The home was clean throughout, and infection control was well managed.

Staff had the training and support to carry out their roles. Staff said the management team were visible in the home and approachable if they needed to speak with them. People’s health, nutritional and hydration needs were being met. Referrals were made to medical professionals when required.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People and relatives said the staff were kind, caring and respectful. Staff knew people’s needs and preferences. People’s cultural needs were met.

Care plans provided guidance for staff in meeting people’s needs. People and their relatives were involved in agreeing and reviewing their care plans. Two members of staff took the lead for arranging activities and trips out. Staff organised activities on each floor and had completed training for armchair exercises. People’s wishes for their care and support at the end of their lives was recorded.

A quality assurance system was in place. Regular audits were completed, and any actions identified assigned to a named person with agreed timescales for completion. The provider had oversight of the service through provider audits. Relatives said there was good communication with the staff team and any concerns they had were addressed. Staff said they enjoyed working at Lightbowne Hall.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 6 May 2021, and this is the first inspection. The last rating for the service under the previous provider was good, published on 11 September 2019.

Why we inspected

This inspection was prompted by a review of the information we held about this service.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.