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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 October 2013
Date of Publication: 6 November 2013
Inspection Report published 06 November 2013 PDF

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 10 October 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and talked with commissioners of services.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

We looked around the home and found it to be warm and clean. Each person had their own room which the person had been able to set up to meet their needs. Relatives we spoke with told us they had no concerns regarding the environment. The home had a missing person’s policy and we found the home was secure and that members of staff were available to assist people should they want to go out.

We found there were regular safety checks throughout the home and that gas and electric safety certificates were up to date. We spoke with staff and asked them what they would do if they saw something was broken. They told us they would report this to the manager and we saw that there was an on call maintenance system in place.

We saw there was a fire safety risk assessment for each individual in the home so that in the event of a fire they could be supported appropriately to evacuate the premises. The home had smoke alarms and fire extinguishers which were regularly tested. Staff we spoke with told us that they had received fire safety training at induction and were aware of what to do in a fire and carried out regular fire drills.

The manager told us the home had a business contingency plan in the event of any damage to the home such as fire or flood whereby arrangements could be made for people to be accommodated elsewhere if necessary.