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Outreach Community & Residential Services - 86 Meade Hill Road Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 29 March 2019

About the service:

Outreach Community & Residential Services – 86 Meade Hill Road is a care home. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. The home provides care and accommodation for up to five people who have learning disabilities or who have autistic spectrum conditions. At the time of the inspection there were five people living at the home.

People’s experience of using this service:

At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the overall rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and on-going monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns.

The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of registering the right support. This was because peoples support focused on them having choice and control and as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

Care records were person centred. Care and support was organised around each individual and their needs and wishes.

People’s life history and preferences were respected. People told us their individual beliefs, as well as their Jewish religion and culture, were respected.

Staff interacted with people in a kind, friendly and respectful manner. The atmosphere was relaxed and there was lots of laughter and gentle banter. Staff and managers knew people really well and showed genuine fondness, compassion and understanding for the people who lived at the home.

Staff received the training and support they needed to carry out their roles effectively. Staff members had been safely recruited and there were sufficient numbers of staff to provide people with the person-centred support they needed.

Risks were well managed. Medicines were managed safely. Staff helped people to stay healthy and promoted their wellbeing.

People had access to a wide range of community based activities which met their social, recreational and cultural needs.

The registered manager had a clear vision of what the service should be. They were committed to ensuring people were respected as individuals, had opportunity for ordinary life experiences and that their independence was encouraged. Staff we spoke with shared this commitment.

Everyone was very positive about the registered manager and the way the service was organised and run.

Audits of the service, company policies and procedures and staff practice all helped to evidence how the service was meeting the regulations. The quality assurance records that we saw demonstrated how the registered manager maintained good oversight of the service.

Rating at last inspection:

At our last inspection, published in August 2016, we rated the service as good.

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on the last inspection rating.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the service until we return to visit in line with our re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.

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

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 29 March 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 29 March 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 29 March 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 29 March 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 29 March 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.