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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 14 April 2021

Newman's Care Home is a care home service without nursing, for up to eight younger and older people living with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder. There were four people living at the home at the time of our inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ People told us staff always wore masks when assisting them with personal care and also said staff were particular about regularly washing their hands, which helped to reduce the likelihood of infections spreading.

¿ Staff gave us examples of how they were practicing safe care whilst ensuring people’s sensory needs continued to be met. This included wearing transparent personal protective equipment, where it was safe to do so.

¿ Staff were following The Department of Health guidelines to promote safe care, including visits to the home by other professionals. Staff had also been supported to understand how to care for people safely through additional training and COVID-19 specific guidance.

¿ Staff told us they were supported to provide safe care to people through discussion with the registered manager and through access to personal protective equipment, (PPE).

¿ The registered manger undertook additional spot checks to ensure staff were protecting people by wearing appropriate PPE.

¿ People were supported to reduce any social isolation they may experience during the pandemic. Staff had introduced social stories to help people to understand COVID-19. In addition, pictorially based records of enjoyable things people continued to do during the pandemic were used. These helped people to reflect on what mattered to them and promoted their well-being.

¿ Additional cleaning of frequently touched surfaces had been introduced to further reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks.

¿ Processes had been put in place to ensure a single member of staff was nominated to undertake supermarket shopping for the home, to further reduce risks to people.

¿ The registered manger and provider had contingency plans in place so they could be assured the likelihood of the spread of infection would be reduced through appropriate uses of specific areas of the home, should this be needed.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 14 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 14 April 2021

Caring

Good

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Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

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