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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 January 2013
Date of Publication: 2 February 2013
Inspection Report published 2 February 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 8 January 2013

During a routine inspection

People who used the service told us they were happy living at Community Options Limited - 4 Sandford Road. One person told us the home was "brilliant" and another said it was a "nice house". People told us they felt the staff were good and they provided appropriate support to people. People told us they were encouraged to be independent and some people were working towards administering their own medication. People told us staff supported them with things like cooking and shopping. Staff also helped people with their recovery including having one to one catch ups with people to discuss their progress, and planning work towards people's goals. We heard that some people were attending college and others were hoping to move to more independent living and to get a job.

We found the provider had implemented improvements required at our last inspection including ensuring all staff had attended refresher medication training on an annual basis. We also checked the provider’s consent procedures and found there were no consent policies in place and staff were unsure where consent from people was required. People's care and treatment needs were assessed and planned for, and potential risks were identified and managed to protect people. The provider had suitable arrangements to manage people's medication. Staff were supported through induction, training, supervision and appraisal, and the provider maintained appropriate and legible care and treatment records.