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Jah-Jireh Charity Homes Blackpool Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Jah-Jireh Charity Homes Blackpool is a care home where Jehovah's Witnesses care for other Jehovah's Witnesses, providing spiritual and physical care and accommodation for up to 36 people. There are 30 single rooms and three double rooms. At the time of the inspection 25 people lived at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• The provider followed guidance and care practices to reduce infection risks and manage any infection outbreak effectively. We saw policies and procedures and Information about COVID-19 were in place and staff were trained on infection prevention and control.

• There was sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) available throughout the home and staff consistently wore this safely. Senior staff regularly checked staff were using PPE correctly.

• Staff carried out a frequent and thorough cleaning regime to reduce cross infection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior staff monitored this frequently.

• Any person admitted to the home was expected to follow Public Health England guidance. Only essential visitors and those for people at the end of life could visit in line with national guidance.

• People kept in touch with families by phone, emails and social media. Relatives were praising of the staff, the care they provided, cleanliness of the home and infection control practices.

• Senior staff completed COVID-19 risk assessments and care plans on and with each person supported to reduce risks during the pandemic. They also completed risk assessments for staff members. These assessments showed how individuals could be vulnerable to COVID-19 and what action was needed to keep them safe.

Further information is in the findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 December 2020