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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 August 2012
Date of Publication: 25 September 2012
Inspection Report published 25 September 2012 PDF | 52.45 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 30/08/2012, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

The provider was meeting this standard.

User experience

We spoke to people using the services but their feedback did not relate to this standard.

Other evidence

Chaseley bungalows are individually appointed bungalows built to provide accommodation for people with a physical disability. All areas and surrounding grounds are wheelchair accessible with parking and a garden area. Two bungalows could provide accommodation for two people to share if required. It was also possible for able-bodied partners to share accommodation if appropriate.

Each bungalow had a lounge area, fully equipped kitchen area, and a wet room/bathroom. Access was available into a rear courtyard garden area.

The provider had taken steps to provide care in an environment that is suitably designed and adequately maintained.

All bungalows had electric beds, hoists and equipment provided to ensure safe moving and handling in accordance with care plans and risk assessments completed.

During our inspection we viewed three bungalows which were lived in and a further one undergoing redecoration. The manager told us that before people moved into a bungalow, they were given the opportunity to choose the colour scheme.

Evidence of this was observed, when a member of the care team discussed colour choices with the manager for an individual who was moving from one bungalow to another.

All bungalows viewed were clean, tidy and well maintained, and personalised with people’s own furniture and belongings.

Care staff assisted people with cleaning in the bungalow. A cleaning schedule tick chart was seen in care plans looked at. This was completed by care staff.

For people who wished to do their own cleaning, this was respected and documented within care plans. The manager told us that staff were aware that there may be occasion when prompting may be needed to encourage people to maintain an appropriate level of cleanliness. However, the focus for staff was to ensure people had the opportunity to keep their bungalows how they wished, as it was their home.

Call bells and an intercom system were available in all bungalows to enable people to contact care staff at all times. Staff carried pagers to alert them when people required assistance.