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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 1 February 2019

Care service description

Chesterberry is a care home for people who have sensory impairment, learning disabilities and or autistic spectrum disorder. At the time of the inspection there were 7 people living at the home.

Rating at last inspection

At our last inspection in February 2016 we rated the service as good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

What life is like for people using this service:

• People were kept safe and secure from risk of harm. Potential risks to people had been assessed and managed appropriately by the provider. People received their medicines safely and as prescribed and were supported by sufficient numbers of staff to ensure that risk of harm was minimised.

• Staff had been recruited appropriately and had received relevant training so that they were able to support people with their individual care and support needs.

• Staff sought people’s consent before providing care and support. People were 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 were treated with kindness and compassion. People’s rights to privacy were respected by the staff that supported them and their dignity was maintained. People were supported to express their views and be actively involved in making decisions about their care and support needs.

• People’s choices and independence were respected and promoted. Staff responded appropriately to people’s support needs. People received care from staff that knew them well.

• People using the service, their relatives and staff were confident about approaching the registered manager if they needed to. The provider had effective auditing systems in place to monitor the effectiveness and quality of service provision. The views of people and their relatives on the quality of the service, were gathered and used to support service development.

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection. The service remained rated as Good overall.

Follow up: We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 1 February 2019

The service remains safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 1 February 2019

The service remains effective.

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 1 February 2019

The service remains caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 1 February 2019

The service remains responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 1 February 2019

The service remains well-led.

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.