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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 May 2014
Date of Publication: 11 June 2014
Inspection Report published 11 June 2014 PDF | 75.79 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 14 May 2014

During a routine inspection

We gathered evidence against the outcomes we inspected to help answer our five key questions; Is the service caring? Is the service responsive? Is the service safe? Is the service effective? Is the service well led? Below is a summary of what we found.

Is the service safe?

People told us they felt safe. People's needs had been assessed, and risk assessments described how any identified risks to people were minimised. The service had sufficient staff, who were appropriately trained and knowledgeable about people's care and support needs.

Is the service effective?

People were provided with appropriate care and treatment, and their needs had been met. Staff received training to support people with various care needs. Some of the people had complex needs which meant they were not able to understand their care plans. However, we saw multi-disciplinary involvement in assessing people's needs.

Is the service caring?

People were supported by kind and attentive staff. It was clear from our observations and from speaking with the staff, that they had a good understanding of the needs of the people they supported. They were able to communicate effectively with people with limited verbal communication. The staff obtained people's consent before any care or treatment was provided. One person said, "Staff are friendly and caring. They always help you if you need anything."

Is the service responsive to people's needs?

We observed that staff responded promptly to people's needs. We saw that care plans had been updated when people's needs changed, and that referrals were made to other health and social care professionals when required. The service took account of individual preferences, and people were supported to access a variety of activities of their choice.

Is the service well-led?

The service had a registered manager in post. We saw that the provider had effective systems to assess and monitor the quality of the service they provided. They regularly sought the views of people using the service and their representatives, and took account of these to improve the service.