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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 July 2014
Date of Publication: 19 August 2014
Inspection Report published 19 August 2014 PDF | 80.25 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 17 July 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

We toured the buildings and saw that the rooms were large and airy. Rooms had been personalised by the people using them. There was a large conservatory at the rear of one of the semi’s.

The registered manager showed us the medicines room which was small and cramped. The manager told us that they were in the process of making another room available for the medicines room which would enable better temperature control and afford more space. We saw that this room was in the middle of being prepared as a medicines room.

The building generally appeared well decorated and maintained. It shared a large communal garden and a garden building/ garage had been converted to a large utility room.

The kitchen was light and airy and various opportunities had been provided by the kitchen layout for people to use the kitchen as independently as possible.

We observed that all equipment had been tested under the Portable Appliance Test requirements (PAT) and that fire equipment around the home was in date. Signage was effective but kept at a minimum to respect that peoples' home. The provider may wish to note that the access to the property from Church Road did not have a house name or number indicating the property.