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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 15 April 2013
Date of Publication: 29 May 2013
Inspection Report published 29 May 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 15 April 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We met two people living in the home who were able to speak with us and were able to observe 12 others. We also met with two people who visited the home regularly.

At our last inspection in February 2013 we found that people were not protected against the risks associated with medicines. We issued a warning notice. The provider sent us an action plan to show how they would address this. During this inspection we saw that action had been taken to address the issues raised in the warning notice.

We looked at people�s care plans and found that they had been re-written recently with good guidance for staff in how people liked their care to be provided. We saw good practice with respect to people�s care and welfare. One person told us the family had chosen this home for their relative because it was smaller than others in the area and offered the quality of life that suited them.

We found that staff were not always clear about how decisions should be made when a person was not able to decide for themselves. However, we found that staff offered choice and asked people what they wanted.

Some staff training had been delivered recently but there were significant gaps in training provision, management support and supervision for staff which meant that we could not be confident that people would always have their care provided by staff who were competent to meet their needs