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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 19 February 2019

Briercliffe Lodge is a care home without nursing care that can accommodate up to 17 people. It is registered to provide personal and residential care and 16 people were living in the home at the time of the inspection.

Briercliffe Lodge is situated in the town of Barnoldswick in Lancashire close to the Yorkshire border.

People's experience of using this service:

• The service met the characteristics of 'Good' in all of the five key questions.

• Staff were recruited safely but we noted in some cases there was a need to improve some pre-recruitment checks.

• The service was following the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and associated Codes of Practice.

• Risks to people's health and safety were safely managed.

• Care records were up to date and reflected people's health care needs.

• People who used the service and their relatives told us that people were looked after and that they were happy with the care and support that was provided.

• People were protected against abuse, neglect and discrimination through good safeguarding processes.

• Staff we spoke with were positive about their roles and wanted to do the best for people.

• Staff we spoke with knew people well. They had developed good relationships with people.

• People who used the service clearly enjoyed the presence and attention from staff.

• There was a range of appropriate activities for people to participate.

• Management checks and audits were effective but some improvement was required around the checking of employment records to ensure that people were safely recruited.

• More information is contained in the full report.

Rating at last inspection: At our last inspection the service was rated good overall. Our last report was published on 10 May 2016.

Why we inspected: This inspection was part of our scheduled plan of visiting services to check the safety and quality of care people received.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 19 February 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 19 February 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 19 February 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 19 February 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 19 February 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.