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Brierfield Residential Home Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 4 February 2020

About the service

Brierfield Residential Home is a residential care home providing personal care to up to 26 older people, in one adapted building. At the time of our inspection there were 18 people using the service, the majority were living with dementia.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

Systems were in place to reduce the risks of people experiencing avoidable harm and abuse. Risks to people were assessed and systems were in place to reduce them. Medicines were managed safely, and people received their medicines when they needed them. There were enough staff to meet people’s needs and recruitment of staff was done safely.

The service was visibly clean, and systems reduced the risks of cross infection. The environment was suitable for the people who lived there.

Staff were trained to meet the needs of the people they supported. People’s needs relating to their health and diet were assessed and met. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People received care and support from a kind and compassionate staff team. People’s rights to privacy, dignity and independence were promoted and respected.

People’s needs were assessed, planned for and met. People’s decisions and choices relating to their care preferences were valued and documented, including people’s end of life decisions. People had access to meaningful activities to reduce the risks of boredom and isolation.

There was a complaints procedure in place and people’s concerns and complaints were addressed and used to drive improvement. There were systems to monitor the service provided to people and address any identified shortfalls promptly to provide people with good quality care.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 10 August 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 4 February 2020

The service was safe.

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The service was effective.

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The service was caring.

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The service was responsive.

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The service was well-led.

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