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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 July 2014
Date of Publication: 9 September 2014
Inspection Report published 09 September 2014 PDF

People should be treated with respect, involved in discussions about their care and treatment and able to influence how the service is run (outcome 1)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Understand the care, treatment and support choices available to them.
  • Can express their views, so far as they are able to do so, and are involved in making decisions about their care, treatment and support.
  • Have their privacy, dignity and independence respected.
  • Have their views and experiences taken into account in the way the service is provided and delivered.

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 30 July 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People’s views and experiences were taken into account in the way the service was provided and delivered in relation to their care.

Reasons for our judgement

The care plans we saw had involved the person and/or their relatives, in the planning process. People had been able to agree and consent to their care and support and we noted that they had actively been involved on a day to day basis with choice and independence.

We saw that various tools to enable planning which included picture boards were available to help and support people making choices in respect of the activities, food and lifestyle choices. This meant that people were respected by staff who engaged with them while planning activities.