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Sudbury Care Homes Limited Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Sudbury Care Homes Limited is a residential care home providing personal care for up to five people. It specialises in supporting people with learning disabilities. At the time of our inspection, there were four people living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

People using the service and staff had detailed Covid-19 risk assessments, which identified those who were at a higher risk, and included measures to reduce the risk of infection.

All staff had received training about Covid-19 and infection control, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Staff changed their clothes when entering and leaving the home to help prevent spread of infection.

People and staff had access to regular testing for Covid19.

A washbasin had been installed outside the front door and guidance directed everyone, including staff, to wash their hands and use hand sanitiser before entering the home. All visitors to the home were screened and risk assessed to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. They received a temperature check and had to answer several questions, including whether they had any symptoms of Covid-19 or had been in contact with anyone who had the infection.

People had personalised visiting plans which were kept under review. Staff at the care home had supported people to keep in contact with family and friends. This included socially distanced visits in the garden and via phone and video calls.

Where people had not been able to take part in some activities, due to the risk of infection, staff had supported people to continue to take part in similar activities, by helping them to access and complete online courses and by arranging ‘movie nights’.

The provider had ensured staff had access to a adequate supplies of PPE. They also provided visitors with a ‘visitors’ pack’ which included disposable masks and gloves to use during their visit.

To reduce the risk of spread of infection, staff only worked in this care home and they no longer worked in any other homes and services run by the provider.

Enhanced cleaning schedules were in place. These included regular cleaning of frequent touch areas such as banisters, light switches, work surfaces and door handles.

The provider had created more space in the care home to support social distancing. A spare bedroom had been changed into a well-being room and a second communal lounge had been reorganised and improved for people's use.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

We were assured the service was following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Well-led

Good

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