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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 March 2013
Date of Publication: 16 April 2013
Inspection Report published 16 April 2013 PDF

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

Not met 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 looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 5 March 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We sent a questionnaire to people who use the service, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were not fully protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

The home provided a comfortable and homely environment to live in that was accessible to people. At this inspection we saw people enjoying spending time in the garden that was maintained to a good standard.

However we saw some areas of potential risk. Although radiator protectors were provided in the communal areas we found that these were not provided in some people's bedrooms that we were invited to visit. Staff told us that these were being installed this year but the date for when this work was to be completed could not be confirmed. A risk assessment had not been completed. This posed a potential safety risk to people who used the service.

We observed in one person’s bedroom that their window was not sufficiently restricted. We also found this to be the case in one of the upstairs bathrooms. This posed a potential safety risk to people who used the service. Staff told us that as the windows were old and that these were going to be replaced this year but a date for when this work was to commence could not be confirmed at this inspection. A risk assessment had not been completed which identified how this risk could be minimised.

We observed that the conservatory at the rear of the home is used as the entrance. This area was unlocked. There were no people or staff in the conservatory when we arrived. This posed a potential security risk to people living in the service. Staff told us that this had been identified and an alternative entrance was being explored.