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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 29 January 2020

About the service

Rowan Close is a residential care home providing accommodation and personal and care to older and younger adults with a learning disability, physical disability and / or autism. At the time of the inspection there were six people living at Rowan Close. The service can support up to six people.

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

The service applied 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.

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

People living at Rowan Close were very much at the heart of the service. We received positive feedback from relatives, staff and a health professional about the care provided.

Relevant recruitment checks were conducted before staff started working at the service to make sure they were of good character and had the necessary skills.

Medicines administration records (MAR) confirmed people had received their medicines as prescribed.

Staff had received training in safeguarding adults and knew how to identify, prevent and report abuse. There were enough staff to keep people safe.

Staff working at the service understood people’s needs and supported people in a personalised way. Care was provided respectfully and sensitively, considering people’s different needs.

Staff received frequent support and one to one sessions or supervision to discuss areas of development. They completed training and felt it supported them in their job role.

People were supported with their nutritional needs when required. People received varied meals including a choice of fresh food and drinks. Staff were aware of people’s likes and dislikes

Staff had developed positive and caring relationships with people and their families. Staff were highly motivated and demonstrated a commitment to providing the best quality care to people in a compassionate way. People’s privacy and dignity was always maintained.

Regular audits of the service were carried out to assess and monitor the quality of the service. There were appropriate management arrangements in place and staff felt supported in their role.

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.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 21 December 2018).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect soon

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 29 January 2020

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 29 January 2020

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 29 January 2020

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 29 January 2020

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 29 January 2020

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below