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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 July 2013
Date of Publication: 1 January 2014


Inspection carried out on 30 July 2013

During a routine inspection

As part of this inspection we reviewed previous areas of non compliance. We noted the manager and staff had undertaken a large amount of work to improve records, systems and staff training.

People who lived in the home told us they were happy living there and they felt that their needs were being met. They told us they liked the food provided and had plenty to do.

We observed interactions between staff and the people who lived in the home and the support offered to people form the staff. We saw that conversations were polite and respectful; reflecting a mutual interest in each other.

Peoples care plans were person centred and offered information to staff to help them support the person to live their lives.

People were provided with a varied diet and told us they liked the food provided. However there remained a lack of nutritional assessments.

Staff recruitment had improved to include the necessary checks and people who lived in the home were now involved in this process.

We saw that there was now a staff training matrix, staff told us and their training certificates confirmed that over recent months they had attended a variety of training. There remained a need to undertake specialist training in the home.

We saw that the quality assurance systems had not been developed since the last inspection and this was confirmed by the manager.It was unclear how the provider ensured that the environment met with the relevant legislation.