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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 December 2012
Date of Publication: 9 January 2013
Inspection Report published 9 January 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 5 December 2012

During a routine inspection

Cartmel Old Grammar has been under the control of Law of Property Act receivers since June 2011. Goldcare Future Management Limited is responsible for the management of the home. There have been a number of managers at the home since June 2011. Lindsey Tallon had been employed as the home manager for approximately 7 months when we carried out our inspection. In this report the name of a registered manager appears who was not in post and not managing the regulated activities at this location at the time of the inspection. Their name appears because they were still a Registered Manager on our register at the time.

People we spoke with told us they made choices about their lives in the home and said they were �well looked after� there. They told us they enjoyed the meals provided and liked the staff employed in the service. During our inspection a local hairdresser was in the home and a number of people told us how they valued being able to have this service.

People we spoke with said,

�The staff know their stuff�

And said, "[My relative] has settled in really well and always looks happy and well cared for.�

We found the records the service held about people did not give staff the information they needed and this placed people at risk of receiving unsafe or inappropriate care. Robust procedures were not in place to ensure people were protected from the risk of infection or to ensure their welfare in the event of foreseeable emergencies.