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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

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 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

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.

Reasons for our judgement

As the registered provider who was also the registered manager was not available for this inspection. Another member of staff who was the acting manager was present. This member of staff told us that they were making an application to the Care Quality Commission to become the registered manager. This member of staff also said that they were completing National Vocational Qualification (Level 5). Staff we spoke with said that they enjoyed working in the home.

At this inspection there were thirteen people residing in the home .They were being supported by two care staff. There was also a cleaner and a cook. The manager told us that this was the usual staffing arrangement. We looked at the staff duty book which confirmed these staffing levels. The manager told us that staffing levels were flexible and they were increased if people’s needs changed. The provider may find it useful to note that the duty book did not contain information about the times of the shift patterns or their designated role.

Six out of seven people we spoke with said that they thought their needs were being met by the numbers of staff on duty and that they were always available if they required assistance. Although one person said that staffing levels could be improved. Staff we spoke with felt the numbers of staff on duty was sufficient to meet people's needs.