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Shore Lodge - Care Home Learning Disabilities Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 September 2020

Shore Lodge – Care Home Learning Disabilities is a residential service providing personal care and support to up to 10 people with physical and learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs. At the time of the visit the service was supporting eight people.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• The service had multiple entrances, but only one was in use. There was clear signage at the entrance with personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand gel to support people putting this on and taking it off. Contact details were taken from all visitors who had their temperatures taken and recorded. Visiting was by appointment only and numbers were restricted. Visits took place in the garden area in good weather or in the designated quiet room which was laid out to support social distancing. All visitors were required to wear masks.

• There was a robust infection control policy in place and staff were aware of their responsibilities and the relevant guidance. There was a stable staff team. Staff told us they had received additional training provided by the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and confirmed that they felt supported in their role. Staff were confident with the measures that had been taken to keep people safe. We saw staff wearing the right PPE for the tasks they were undertaking. People using the service had single rooms with ensuite facilities and had temperatures checked and recorded daily. The manager told us how they barrier nursed two Covid positive people on their discharge from hospital and protected other people by isolating them.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 September 2020

We were assured that the service was following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 3 September 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 3 September 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 September 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 September 2020