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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 21 November 2019

About the service

Stratton House is a residential care home providing personal care without nursing for up to 33 older people. At the time of the inspection 31 people were living at the home and one person was in hospital. Some people had limited verbal communication, so we captured some of their experiences through observations.

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

People told us they were happy living at the home and they felt safe. All people were comfortable in the presence of staff and relatives were positive about how safe their family members were. Medicines were administered and managed safely. Risks had been identified with ways to mitigate them in place.

Systems were in place to audit the service and when issues were identified they had been resolved. The management strove to be open and continually develop and improve the support people were receiving. They were aware of their responsibility to notify the Care Quality Commission of certain events in line with their statutory obligations.

People were supported by enough staff to meet their needs. Staff had received a range of training including specialist training in health and social care. A range of volunteers helped to increase the social opportunities people could participate in.

People had care plans which were personalised and provided a range of information for staff to use to support their needs and wishes. There were good links with other health and social care professionals to meet the needs of people living at the home.

Staff were kind and caring and knew the people living at the home well. Staff respected privacy and dignity throughout the inspection. Strong links had been developed within the wider community which had a positive impact for people. Independence was promoted, as were the values of treating each person as an individual.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 13 October 2018) and there was one breach in regulations. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 21 November 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 21 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 21 November 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 21 November 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 21 November 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.