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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 July 2011
Date of Publication: 8 August 2011
Inspection Report published 8 August 2011 PDF

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

How this check was done

Our judgement

The staff numbers deployed during the day and night are currently sufficient to meet the needs of people.

On the basis of the evidence provided and the views of people using the services we found the service to be compliant with this outcome

User experience

People who we spoke with had no concerns about the staffing levels at the home; they told us that staff were around when they needed them.

Other evidence

We looked at the staff rota for the week we visited and this showed that each section of the home had its own staffing rota.

In the older persons section of the home we found that between 0800 – 2000 there are a minimum of 3 members of staff on duty and between 2200 and 0800 there are 2 members of staff on duty and both are awake throughout the night. The night staff are also backed up by a member of staff who is on call if needed.

In the younger adults section of the home there a minimum of 2 staff members on duty between 0800 – 2000 and between 2000 – 0800 there is 1 member of staff on duty who works a sleep in shift between the hours of 2230 - 0630 but is on call. This person is also backed up by a member of staff who is on call if needed.

In addition to these staff hours the Nominated Individual is at the home most days and provides help and support to staff. The manager works flexibly 40 hours a week. The home also employs 2 cooks who work a total of 63 hours per week, 2 cleaners who work 30 hours per week and a maintenance man who works flexibly 30 hours per week.

Staff spoke with said that the staffing levels were sufficient and confirmed that additional staff are deployed when required. Staff said that they all worked together as a team. The Nominated Individual told us that staffing levels are kept under review to meet people’s changing needs.