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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 11 April 2019

About the service:

¿ Hill Brow is a residential care home that was providing personal care to 28 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection.

¿ Hill Brow is purpose built over two floors, with secure entry and a lift. People have access to landscaped gardens.

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

People’s experience of using this service:

¿ People received a service that was safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

¿ The service had the characteristics of a good service in all areas.

¿ Overall people were happy and satisfied with the service they received. A person said, “Yes this is a good home and I think they run it very well. They try very hard - you can’t please everyone but for me this is a good place.”

¿ There was a visibly person-centred culture, underpinned by the provider’s principles, values and expectations of staff. People received kind, caring and compassionate care from staff.

¿ There was a strong learning culture. People received their care from staff who were well trained and well supported within their role.

¿ The service was responsive to people’s individual needs.

¿ 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 service was well led. The recent change in manager of the service had been managed seamlessly for people.

¿ People’s views about their care were regularly sought and any feedback was acted upon.

¿ Working in partnership with other agencies and professionals, the service achieved positive outcomes for people in line with their needs and preferences.

Rating at last inspection:

¿ At the last inspection the service was rated good (08 March 2017).

Why we inspected:

¿ This was a planned inspection to check that this service remained good.

Follow up:

¿ We did not identify any concerns at this inspection. We will therefore re-inspect this service within the published timeframe for services rated good. We will continue to monitor the service through the information we receive.

Inspection areas



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The service was safe

Details are in our safe findings below.



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The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



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The service was caring

Details are in our caring findings below.



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The service was responsive

Details are in our responsive findings below.



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The service was well-led

Details are in our well-Led findings below.