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Archived: Cherry Orchards Camphill Community Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 25 April 2019

About the service:

Cherry Orchards is registered to provide accommodation and personal care. Cherry Orchards is a therapeutic community and is part of the Camphill Community. The aim is to help adults recovering from the debilitating effects of any life crisis. This may include mental health or psychological problems, learning difficulties, individuals recovering substance or alcohol misuse.

People’s experience of using this service:

People received safe care. Staff were trained and understood the principles of safeguarding people. This meant they knew how to recognise abuse and how to report it.

Each person had a detailed risk management plan . These were to protect and promote their safety. Accidents and incidents were analysed. This was to find out if there were lessons to be learnt. These were shared with the staff team to reduce the risk of reoccurrence. People's needs and choices were assessed and their care provided in line with their preferences.

There was enough staff at any time to keep people safe. The provider followed thorough recruitment procedures to ensure staff employed were suitable for their role.

People's medicines were managed safely and in accordance with best practice guidance. Staff and people at the service followed the systems that were in place to ensure that everyone was protected by the prevention and control of infection.

Staff were well trained and completed a full induction process when they first commenced work at the service. The team also received ongoing training to ensure they could provide care based on current practice when supporting people.

People were well supported to eat and drink enough. They were very well supported to use and access a variety of other services and professionals in the community.

People were supported to access health appointments when required, including community mental health nurses and doctors.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. The principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) were followed.

People were supported by staff who were kind and caring. People were encouraged to make decisions about how their care was provided. Staff ensured they protected and promoted people’s privacy and dignity.

People had built up positive relationships with staff who had a good understanding of their needs and wishes. People's needs were identified and plans were in place to meet them. This was with the involvement of the person and or their family members.

People told us how they were encouraged to view themselves and others as part of a community. The community provided them with care and support. There was also access to a range of local facilities. These were relevant to the needs of the people at the services. They included classes and workshops.

People told us how they valued the extensive grounds. They also said they took an active role in growing vegetables. People could decide to what extent they wanted to take part participate in these activities.

People were well supported to be part of the wider community and attend colleges and other social events in the local area. People lived and worked alongside each other and were actively involved in the day to day chores of running a home. People and staff told us this promoted a real sense of community.

Staff promoted and respected people's cultural diversity and lifestyle choices.

Care plans were very personalised and provided staff with in depth guidance about how to support people and meet their preferred outcomes in their day to day life. There were innovative ways to ensure communication was accessible to people in a format that met their needs.

Rating at last inspection:

The service was last inspected in January 2014. This was because it had not been in scope during the last four years. This means the service had not bee

Inspection areas



Updated 25 April 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 25 April 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 25 April 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 25 April 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 25 April 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.