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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 11 January 2019

What life is like for people using this service:

• People continued to receive safe care. People were safe and staff knew how to keep them safe from harm. The provider had a recruitment process to ensure they had enough staff to support people safely. People received their medicines as it was prescribed. Staff followed infection control guidance and had access to personal protective equipment. Accidents and incidents were noted and trends monitored to reduce the amount of accidents.

• People continued to receive effective care. Staff were supported and had the skills and knowledge to meet people’s needs. People are supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff support them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice. People’s nutritional needs were met and they received enough to eat and drink to ensure they had a healthy diet. People accessed health care when needed.

• People continued to receive care from staff who were kind and caring. Staff supported and encouraged people to be involve in how decision were made about their support. Relatives took a proactive role in the decision-making process to support people who were unable to communicate their views. Staff were caring, compassionate and kind. People’s privacy dignity and independence were respected by staff.

• People continued to receive responsive care. People’s support needs were assessed and planned with their or their relative’s involvement to ensure they received the support they needed. People’s support was individualised and reviewed with people or their relative’s involvement. People were supported to take part in activities of interest and their preferences, likes and dislikes were known to staff. The provider had a complaint process which people were aware of to share any concerns.

• The service continued to be well managed. The environment was welcoming, warm, comfortable and clean. The registered manager was known and made themselves available. People’s relatives shared their views by completing a provider questionnaire about the service. Spot checks and audits were taking place to ensure the quality of the service was maintained.

More information is in the Detailed Findings below.

Rating at last inspection:

• Rated Good (Report published 27/01/2016).

About the service:

• Attwood Street is a small care home providing personal care and accommodation for up to five people who have a learning disability or sensory impairment. At this inspection five people lived within the service.

Why we inspected:

• This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection. The service remained Good overall.

Follow up:

• We will continue to monitor the service through the information we receive until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 11 January 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 11 January 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 11 January 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 11 January 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 11 January 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.