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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 June 2018

The inspection was unannounced and took place on 1 May 2018.

St Chads is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

St Chads accommodates four people one adapted building.

The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen.” Registering the Right Support CQC policy

There was a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

At the last inspection in January 2016 the service was rated Good.

At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

Why the service is rated good

People were supported by competent, caring staff who had been recruited safely. People’s relatives were positive about the service and felt their relatives were well supported, safe and cared for.

People were relaxed and confident with staff. Staff spoke warmly to people and treated them with respect and affection. We observed staff knew people well and understood people’s individual communication styles and preferences.

Staff followed best practice guidelines and were supported to do this by the provider. There were clear plans and guidelines in place to help staff support people if they demonstrated any behaviour that may challenge.

People were supported to access the community and follow any interests they had.

There was strong effective leadership at both the service and provider level.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 June 2018

The service remained safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 June 2018

The service remained effective.

Caring

Good

Updated 1 June 2018

The service remained caring.

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 June 2018

The service remained responsive.

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 June 2018

The service remained well-led.