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Bradbury House Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 24 January 2013
Date of Publication: 13 March 2013
Inspection Report published 13 March 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 24 January 2013

During a routine inspection

People stayed at the home for short breaks. Most people used the home regularly for respite. Some people stayed because they needed an emergency situation to be resolved. People brought personal items with them for their stay. If necessary, they could occupy the same room each time they came, so it would be familiar. A person staying at the home said staff helped them settle at the home and were always available.

There was a games room with a pool table and other games and pastimes. People were supported to keep going to their usual day facilities, employment or schools. At weekends they had trips out. We saw the staffing level was varied to suit the support needs and activities of people staying at the home at any time.

Staff were friendly and respectful to people. They had guidance on meeting people's communication needs and we saw they were skilled in communicating with people. One person told us �I don�t like crowds; staff understand that.�

Support plans gave staff detailed guidance about people's care needs, including how to use any equipment. A person staying at the home told us �I have epilepsy. The staff know what to do when I have a seizure.� However, some records were not helpful because they did not show how old information was or if it came from Bradbury House.

There were safe arrangements for keeping people's money if they wished. Staff were trained in recognising if people might be at risk, and what to do if they had concerns for people�s safety.