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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 June 2014
Date of Publication: 15 August 2014
Inspection Report published 15 August 2014 PDF | 67.25 KB


Inspection carried out on 26 June 2014

During a routine inspection

One person was living at 87 Briar Avenue at the time of this announced inspection and they had lived there for nearly thirteen years. They chose not to speak to us during our visit.

We looked at the person’s care file as well as other records held by the provider including those kept for training and health and safety.

Is the service safe?

Daily living profiles and support plans were in place around important areas such as personal hygiene, eating and drinking, activities of daily living and identified health needs.

Health and safety checks took place to help make sure that the home environment was safe.

Is the service effective?

We saw that the person received support only from the registered provider and his wife with no other staff employed at the service. They treated the person using the service as a family member and clearly knew them very well.

Records showed that the register provider and his partner had received training that helped them do their jobs.

Is the service caring?

The family setting and the providers’ knowledge of the person meant that the service was individually tailored to them. We saw that care was taken to ensure they were not caused undue anxiety or distress.

Is the service responsive?

We saw records confirming that the home liaised with other professionals to help the person manage their health needs. The home’s knowledge of the individual meant that they could advocate effectively for them and provide important information when required.

Is the service well-led?

Detailed care documentation was in place with support plans written in the first person from the view point of the person using the service. These and other care documents such as risk assessments were all seen to be kept up to date.