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Kenver House Limited

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

56 Hill Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4EX (0117) 967 4236

Provided and run by:
JJ and S (Chippenham) Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 1 October 2019

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

Inspection team

The inspection of Kenver House Limited was carried out by one Adult Social Care Inspector.

Service and service type

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

The home had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.

Notice of inspection

This inspection was unannounced.

What we did before the inspection

Before the inspection we reviewed information we had received about the home since the last inspection. This information included the statutory notifications that the provider had sent to CQC. A notification is information about important events, which the service is required to send us by law. We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return. This is information providers are required to send us with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make. This information helps support our inspections. We used this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

During the inspection with spoke with four people who lived at the home and two visitors. We spent a period of time observing how people were spending their time and the interactions between them and the staff team. We did this to assess what the quality of care was for those people who could not describe this for themselves. This was because some people had a degree of cognitive impairment or were living with dementia. We spoke with three members of staff, as well as the registered manager and deputy manager.

We looked at three people's care records, together with other records relating to their care and the running of the home. This included three staff employment records, policies and procedures, complaints, audits and quality assurance reports.

Overall inspection


Updated 1 October 2019

About the service

Kenver House Limited is a care home that provides accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care to 30 older people. The service is provided in accommodation over two floors. At the time of the inspection, 28 people were living at the home.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

We were introduced to people throughout our visit and they welcomed us. People were relaxed, comfortable and confident in their home. The feedback we received from relatives was good. Staff we met and spoke with were happy and proud of the care they provided.

All staff understood their responsibility to keep people safe from harm. People were supported to take risks and promote their independence. Risks were assessed, and plans put in place to keep people safe. There was enough staff to safely provide care and support. Checks were carried out on staff before they started work to assess their suitability to support people in a care setting. Medicines were well managed, and people received their medicines as prescribed.

Staff had received training to meet the needs of people using the service. They had also received regular supervision and an appraisal of their work performance. The registered manager and staff demonstrated a clear understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. People were supported with maintaining a balanced diet and the people who used the service chose their meals and these were provided in line with their preferences. People were encouraged to attend appointments with other health care professionals to maintain their health and well-being.

Staff were caring, and people were treated with kindness and respect. Staff knew people well and understood how to communicate with them. People's privacy was respected, and their dignity and independence promoted. Staff had a good awareness of individuals' needs and treated people in a warm and respectful manner.

The service was responsive to people’s health and social needs. People’s care records were reflective of people's individual care needs and preferences and were reviewed on a regular basis. People knew about the service's complaints procedures and knew how to make a complaint. People were supported and helped to maintain their health and to access health services when they needed them.

People benefitted from a service that was well led. The management promoted a positive culture that was open and transparent. The registered manager demonstrated good visible leadership and understood their responsibilities. Quality assurance practices were robust and used to make improvements. Staff were motivated and reflected pride in their work. They talked about people in a way which demonstrated they wanted to support them as much as possible and provide the best standards of care.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Kenver House Limited on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.