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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 17 December 2019

About the service

Hubbard Close is a residential care home providing personal care to people with learning disabilities, and autism. During the inspection five people were living at the service. The service can support up to five people. People had their own bedrooms and shared facilities such as the kitchen, the bathrooms and the garden.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People were positive about their care. One person told us, ''I love it here. The staff are all great.''

People were supported with kindness, respect and compassion by a staff team who had gotten to know people as individuals. There was a focus on people making choices about their support and the staff team promoted people to be as independent as possible. People received personalised care and were communicated to in their preferred communication methods.

People were protected from harm and abuse by systems put in place at the service. People had assessments in place which enabled them to take positive risks. There were enough trained and knowledgeable staff to support people safely and to allow people to do what they wanted throughout the day.

However, people did not always have as required medicine guidelines in their medicine files as they were accessed online. The provider reassured us these would be put into place following the inspection so that staff could easily follow them.

People were supported to take part in a wide array of community-based activities and to take part in daily living skills in the home. Staff members encouraged people to try new things and to be involved in choosing how they spent their time. The manager and staff team had a passion for promoting people's involvement in the local community.

People were positive about the way they were supported with food and drink, people were involved in cooking and preparing meals. People were supported to see health care professionals where this support was needed. People had access to a detailed complaints procedure which was available in accessible formats if people needed to make a complaint.

The manager completed audits to monitor the quality of the service. These included medication audits, health and safety and care delivery.

People and their relatives were encouraged to feed back about their care and support and were involved in service delivery at all levels. The manager and the staff team worked with other organisations to ensure good outcomes for people using the service. People were positive about the management of the service. The manager was passionate about putting plans in place to continue to improve the way people were supported.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. However, capacity assessments did not always clearly document how people were involved in the assessment process. We discussed this with the provider who assured us they would review these assessments to ensure consultation with people was clearly documented.

The service applied the the principles and values of Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These ensure that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence.

Inspection areas



Updated 17 December 2019

The service was safe.

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Updated 17 December 2019

The service was effective.

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Updated 17 December 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 17 December 2019

The service was responsive.

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Updated 17 December 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.