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Sycamore Rise Residential Care Home Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 26 January 2021

About the service

Sycamore Rise Residential Care Home is a residential care home providing personal care to 28 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 32 people. The home is located in a rural area near the centre of Colne.

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

The manager had implemented infection prevention and control procedures which were understood and followed by the staff. All staff had completed training on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and participated in the weekly testing programme. The service had plentiful supplies of PPE and stocks were carefully monitored. We observed all staff were wearing appropriate PPE. The home had a satisfactory standard of cleanliness in all areas seen.

There were sufficient numbers of staff deployed to meet people's needs and ensure their safety. Appropriate recruitment procedures ensured prospective staff were suitable to work in the home. The manager agreed to implement a health questionnaire for all future appropriate applicants. Risk assessments were carried out to enable people to retain their independence and receive care with minimum risk to themselves or others.

The manager carried out a monthly analysis of accidents and incidents and discussed any lessons learned with the staff team. They intended to record future discussions at staff handover and general meetings.

The manager understood how to safeguard people from abuse and report any concerns. During our visit, the home was calm, and staff were well organised. We observed staff responded promptly to people’s needs.

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 30 October 2018).

Why we inspected

We undertook this targeted inspection to check whether the provider had met the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities). The overall rating for the service has not changed following this targeted inspection and remains good.

CQC have introduced targeted inspections to follow up on Warning Notices or to check specific concerns. They do not look at an entire key question, only the part of the key question we are specifically concerned about. Targeted inspections do not change the rating from the previous inspection. This is because they do not assess all areas of a key question.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to coronavirus and other infection outbreaks effectively.

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



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At our last inspection we rated this key question good. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at part of this key question.



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Requires improvement

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