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Inspection carried out on 25 November 2013

During a routine inspection

During our visit we saw that people were being treated with dignity and respect and people's independence was encouraged. People were spoken to in a respectful way. People we spoke with told us that the staff were easy to talk to, approachable and helpful, and that their privacy was respected whilst they were supported to maintain their independence. One person told us "I chose what I wanted in my room. I am really happy here - the staff are nice and friendly".

One member of staff told us "I love my job, I love the work here - it is rewarding to see that you make a difference. To see people developing and growing in front of you. I love it. The residents here are fantastic".

People chose how to occupy themselves in the service. We observed that people were spending time in the communal areas watching television and interacting with each other in the dining room. We observed staff spending the majority of their time with people who used the service, playing games, preparing meals and assisting them to complete cleaning tasks. They frequently checked on them to ensure they were alright when spending time on their own.

We saw staff supporting people to make their own choices about what they had for lunch and what activities they took part in. Staff knew exactly how each person communicated which meant people's wishes were understood and respected.

Inspection carried out on 5 February 2013

During a routine inspection

We spoke with four of the eight people who currently live at Cornerways. All of the people we spoke with told us that they were well cared for and that the staff were always friendly and cheerful.

Comments from people included �I am well looked after here�, �I have everything I need and the staff are good to me�, �I can come and go as I please, I am quite happy here� and �if I have any problems there is always someone to talk to and help me sort things out�.

People told us that they knew how to make a complaint if they needed to and said they were confident that any complaints would be dealt with appropriately.

We spoke with the homes managers and with two members of staff. They said that they enjoyed working at the home and that everyone got on well together.

Inspection carried out on 28 February 2012

During a routine inspection

People told us they liked living at the home. One person said, �I am very happy here�. Another person said they carried out voluntary work at a local caf� and told us �it�s brilliant�.

People told us that the staff treated them well and that the staff were kind and caring. People also said that the food provided was plentiful and good and that the home was warm and comfortable.

People told us that they felt safe at the home and that if they had any concerns they would speak with a member of staff.

We were able to speak with a friend of a person who was visiting the home. This person told us that their friend was well supported by staff at the home.

We also spoke with a member of the local Learning Disability team who told us that the home was proactive in contacting them for advice and support. They said the home worked well with the team and responded positively to any advice and support given.

Staff told us that they got on well with the people they supported and said that they enjoyed working at Cornerways.