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Autism Together - 86 Allport Road Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 January 2013
Date of Publication: 7 March 2013
Inspection Report published 7 March 2013 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 22 January 2013

During a routine inspection

All the people were at home when we visited 86 Allport Road. They said "I like living here, it's great", "I go to work", "I can eat when I want" and "If I want to I can just sit quietly". We found that people had choices and were encouraged to make decisions.

We saw that there were easy methods of communication around the house including a wellbeing board and a help board to encourage people to communicate when they felt unable to talk. Each person also had a picture activity diary and there was a board for pictures of staff and visitors. People were encouraged to ask for help when required.

We found staff speaking to people and caring for them in a respectful and inclusive manner. People were involved in their care planning and had regular reviews. The people who lived at Allport Road went out every day to Community Vocational Services

(CVS) and one of them went to work twice a week.

We looked at three care records and found that they provided clear guidance on the assessment, care and support planning for each person in the house. We spoke to staff about peoples care and found that the records reflected what we were told and that

information was up to date.

We spoke to the Registered Manager, the team leader and two members of staff. One member of staff told us "I have worked here for ten years and I have watched these people become more independent every day". People are encouraged to be as independent as possible.