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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 October 2012
Date of Publication: 10 November 2012
Inspection Report published 10 November 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 11 October 2012

During a routine inspection

The home consists of two houses, Beech Lodge and Chestnut Lodge, which are situated next door to each other. We met and spoke with six people, from both houses, to ask for their views about living in the home. We used the services of an independent interpreter so that people could speak with us in their first language of British Sign Language. People told us they were well cared for and supported to maintain and develop their independence. We were told, "The staff are always there if I need help."

We asked to look at care plans and care records for four people, however the records were not available for us to see. We asked people to comment on the standard of care and support they received. We were told, "I don't want to live anywhere else" and "I am very happy with everything here."

The people we spoke with told us they led busy, active lives and had support from staff to go out and do things in their local community.

We looked at training records which showed that care and senior staff were provided with regular opportunities to update and develop their knowledge in order to meet people's needs. We were told, "The staff know to help me."

We saw that there were procedures in place to respond to suspected or disclosed abuse, so that people were not placed at risk of potential harm.