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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 January 2013
Date of Publication: 12 February 2013
Inspection Report published 12 February 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 14 January 2013

During a routine inspection

We spoke with seven of the ten people who lived at College House. We saw that people were supported to carry out activities, and to go out either independently or with the support of staff.

The people who lived at College House were positive about their lives at the home. They had lived there for some time and knew each other and the staff well. People had clear assessments of their needs and plans and strategies were in place to meet them. People�s care plans were reviewed regularly.

We saw that staff interacted with people in a relaxed, friendly and respectful manner. Staff worked at the pace of each individual and encouraged their independence. People had made friendships within the home and had access to social activities such as an organised walking group, a pottery group and attendance at a local activity group.

During our visit we toured the communal areas of the home and looked at some of the bedrooms. We saw that people�s rooms were clean and warm, tastefully decorated and individualised with personal effects.

Staff were skilled and experienced and had worked at the home for many years. Staff had received training in safeguarding vulnerable adults and recognising abuse and knew how to report any concerns.

There were sufficient staff on duty to meet people�s needs. Appropriate background checks had been completed on staff. Most records were up to date, accurate and securely stored.