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Autism Together - 41 Church Road Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 14 October 2017

41 Church Road provides accommodation and support for two adults who have autism. The home is run by the Autism Together, a charity who provide services for people with autism.

The home is a detached house in the area of Bebington on the Wirral. At the time of our inspection there were three people living there.

At the last inspection the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

We spoke with the three people who lived in the home and one relative who all gave positive feedback about the home and the staff who worked in it.

Staff spoken with and records seen confirmed training had been provided to enable them to support the people with their specific needs. We found staff were knowledgeable about the support needs of people in their care. We observed staff providing support to people throughout our inspection visit. We saw they had positive relationships with the people in their care.

We found medication procedures at the home were safe. Staff responsible for the administration of medicines had received training to ensure they had the competency and skills required. Medicines were safely kept with appropriate arrangements for storing in place.

The registered manager understood the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This meant they were working within the law to support people who may lack capacity to make their own decisions. We saw that people were supported to make their own decisions and their choices were respected.

Care plans were person centred and driven by the people who lived who lived in the home. They detailed how people wished and needed to be cared for. They were regularly reviewed and updated as required.

Complaints were taken seriously and managed well so that people felt listened to and had their concerns dealt with.

The registered manager used a variety of methods to assess and monitor the quality of the service. These included regular audits of the service and staff meetings to seek the views of staff about the service. They also regularly spoke with the people who lived in the home.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 14 October 2017

The service remains Good

Effective

Good

Updated 14 October 2017

The service remains Good

Caring

Good

Updated 14 October 2017

The service remains Good

Responsive

Good

Updated 14 October 2017

The service remains Good

Well-led

Good

Updated 14 October 2017

The service remains Good