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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 get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

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

Care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare.

Reasons for our judgement

We looked at three support plans.

We found that plans were well written and had involved and included the individuals where possible. One person living in the home had been very involved in managing her own plan and discussing with staff how her needs could be met. We saw that family members or other people important to them had been included in the planning process.

We saw that plans were person centred and written in the first person.

There were comprehensive support plans for all aspects of the person’s life and evidence that risks had been identified to ensure that people stayed safe.

There was a general evacuation plan for the home and personal plans for those who lived in Allport Road. The provider may wish to note that fire drills occurred at the same time each week. Times should be varied to ensure people in the home do not become complacent with the fire alarm going off.

We saw that people’s preferences for food and drink, activities, preferred routines and religious beliefs had been identified and included in daily living. Support plans had been reviewed at regular intervals.

One person we spoke with told us that it had been their home for a long time and they enjoyed living there.

Records were maintained in respect of any involvement with medical and specialist services.

Staff had developed information around the morning and evening routines of people living in the home. We found this very detailed and this meant that support staff worked in a consistent way with individuals.