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Reports


Inspection carried out on 13 August 2013

During a routine inspection

The inspection included a visit to the service by two inspectors, who were able to speak with staff and observe interactions between the staff and people that used the service.

Ten people were living at the home at the time of the visit. We had limited conversation with people who used the service and not everyone was able to tell us about their experiences. It was noted that people interacted with staff who they were familiar with and people appeared happy and contented.

The staff supporting the people that used the service knew what support they needed and we saw that the support being given to people matched what their care plan said they needed.

We saw that good nutritional care was provided in a way that met people's needs and preferences.

Medications were handled appropriately and people that used the service had their medicines in a safe way.

We found that there was a robust recruitment process in place that helped to make sure that only people who were deemed as suitable were employed to care for people that used the service. Staff told us that there was a stable staff group and that it was a good place to work.

There was a written complaints procedure for the effective and speedy resolution of any complaints or concerns.

Comments received from relatives of people that used the service included “Staff member X was amazing with the person that used the service”, “Admiration for the staff” and “The place has a homely feel”.

Inspection carried out on 26 July 2012

During a routine inspection

The people that use the service at Byfield Court have learning difficulties and therefore not everyone was able to tell us about their experiences. People indicated that they liked living at the home and enjoyed the activities that they took part in.

The staff supporting them knew what support they needed and they respected their wishes if they wanted to manage on their own. The support that we saw being given to people matched what their care plan said they needed.

Reports under our old system of regulation (including those from before CQC was created)