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Archived: No 31 First Row

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 October 2011
Date of Publication: 28 November 2011
Inspection Report published 28 November 2011 PDF | 42.4 KB

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 28/10/2011, observed how people were being cared for, talked to staff, reviewed information from stakeholders and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

We found the service was compliant with this outcome because there were enough suitable staff on duty to meet the needs of people living in the home.

User experience

We did not ask people about the arrangements for staffing in the home. We saw that the person living in the home appeared to be happy and comfortable with the staff members on duty.

Other evidence

The manager told us that most of the staff lived locally and had worked at the home for a number of years.

The staffing levels in the home change depending on the activities that are to take place each day. One person has a one-to-one staffing arrangement. On the day we visited there were two staff for one service user. The manager told us that most of the staff team are male because both service users are men and prefer men to give their personal care. The manager said the gender mix was reviewed when female visitors were in the home.