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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 October 2013
Date of Publication: 30 October 2013
Inspection Report published 30 October 2013 PDF | 78.37 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 1 October 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

The provider has taken steps to provide care in an environment that is suitably designed and adequately maintained.

We looked around the home and garden. We saw each person had their own bedroom, which they were able to personalise. People were able to use a dining room and lounge and these were visible clean and tidy and free of clutter on the floors. There was a large kitchen which enabled staff to work alongside people when meals were being prepared.

The home had a garden which was level and easily accessible. There were areas for people to sit.

Hazardous substances were locked in cupboards and staff held the keys for these cupboards. The home’s emergency lighting system was noted to be operational. We found that a weekly health and safety checklist was carried out by a member of staff and involved people that live in the home. This covered areas such as trip hazards, decoration, condition of the furniture, a check of the fire alarm system and lighting in the home. External checks made as part of this audit included storage of refuse, checks to ensure the external light was working and the condition of fences and gates, to make sure they were secure. Action plans were drawn up and implemented if any issues were identified.

This meant that people lived in a home that met their needs and was safe and maintained.