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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 23 January 2014
Date of Publication: 19 February 2014
Inspection Report published 19 February 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 23 January 2014

During a routine inspection

We spoke with six people who used the service and asked them their views in relation to the care they received. All the people indicated that they were very satisfied with the quality of care and support given.

We spoke with the parent of one person who told us that, �The care received is excellent. All the staff are caring and compassionate.�

We saw that people received their care in a positive and caring manner. We observed interactions between the people who used the service and staff during the day and found there was a relaxed and friendly atmosphere between them.

People were supported to take part in activities that were interesting and stimulating so that they had a meaningful lifestyle. People were able to choose what recreational activities to be involved in. This included gardening, college courses, eating out, going on holiday and swimming.

On the day of our inspection we found the home was clean. Housekeeping staff and support workers understood their responsibilities to prevent and control the spread of infection.

Medication systems were in place and monitored to ensure people received their medicines as prescribed.

Effective recruitment processes were followed when new staff were appointed and appropriate checks carried out before they commenced their new roles. All new staff completed a period of induction and training for their job role.