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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16 April 2013
Date of Publication: 22 May 2013
Inspection Report published 22 May 2013 PDF | 80.26 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 16 April 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

During our inspection we walked around the premises and saw there were suitable shared spaces which included a lounge, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. These were nicely decorated and allowed all the people who lived in the home to sit together. There were five bedrooms in total, however one was not occupied on the day of our inspection.

We looked at the maintenance records for the home and spoke with the manager. All maintenance issues were reported and documented. Environmental risk assessments were in place which highlighted any potential risks to the people that lived in the home.

We saw cleaning products and chemicals were safely stored in a locked cupboard. The provider might like to note that the data sheets held for chemicals which listed the potential dangers, did not cover all the products we observed. This meant that in the event of an emergency the advice and/or guidance was not available.

The provider had ensured the health and safety of the people that lived at Richmond House was maintained. Documentation evidenced that fire alarms, emergency lighting and water temperature were frequently checked.

On balance it was felt people who used the service, worked in or visited the premises were safe in accessible surroundings that promoted their wellbeing.