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Eamonn Francis Friel - 87 Briar Avenue Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 8 September 2016

This inspection took place on 20 July 2016 and was announced.

Eamonn Francis Friel - 87 Briar Avenue provides personal care for one person living with a learning disability who has lived at the home since 2001. The provider and his partner support the person with their day to day living tasks and the service is based in their family home.

We last inspected Eamonn Francis Friel - 87 Briar Avenue in August 2014. At that inspection we found the service was meeting all the regulations that we assessed.

There was a registered manager in post who was also the provider of the service. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

Individualised support was given each day to the person using the service and this was provided by people who knew them very well.

The provider was aware of safeguarding procedures. Appropriate recruitment information was available along with records of up to date training for the provider and his partner. No other care staff were employed at the home.

Any risks associated with the person’s care, daily routines and activities were identified with action taken to minimise these. Medicines were safely stored and given as prescribed with up to date records kept.

The service understood and complied with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. There were restrictions on the person using the service for their safety and the provider was in process of obtaining a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisation.

The provider understood their role and responsibilities. There were systems in place to help ensure the safety and quality of the service provided.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 8 September 2016

The service was safe.

Identified risks to individual safety and welfare were being managed appropriately.

Health and Safety checks took place to help keep the person safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 8 September 2016

The service was effective. The provider was up to date with their training requirements and had the knowledge and skills to meet the person’s needs.

The service complied with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005.

The person using the service was supported to access healthcare services to help make sure their physical and mental health needs were met.

Caring

Good

Updated 8 September 2016

The service was caring. The privacy and dignity of the person using the service was upheld.

The provider knew the person well and provided support in line with their preferences and wishes.

Responsive

Good

Updated 8 September 2016

The service was responsive. The provider was knowledgeable about the person’s care and support needs.

The person was supported to lead an active life and to maintain contact with people who were important to them.

Well-led

Good

Updated 8 September 2016

The service was well-led.

The provider monitored the safety and quality of the service and kept involved health professionals up to date with any changes or events.