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Ellershaw House Limited Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 19 December 2011
Date of Publication: 27 January 2012
Inspection Report published 27 January 2012 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 19 December 2011

During a routine inspection

We spoke to the people who live at the home and they confirmed that they make their own decisions about how they want to be supported from day-to-day.

For example they said they were asked about what activities they wanted to be involved in during the week. Some wanted to go horse riding, attend cookery lessons whilst others worked in the local community.

People told us that they were supported by the staff to plan activities around what interested them and how they wished to maintain and develop their independence. They also told us about contact and visits to their families and holidays they had enjoyed and also of those planned for the future.

We were invited to look at their bedrooms and they confirmed that they decided how their bedrooms were decorated the colour schemes and what they wanted to have in their rooms such as: music systems, televisions, posters, pictures and other items to personalise their rooms.

Staff worked in a positive and enabling way with individuals and it was evident that they knew people they were supporting very well. Staff asked people what they wanted to do and offered people appropriate support.