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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 9 September 2013
Date of Publication: 9 October 2013
Inspection Report published 09 October 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 9 September 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

The registered manager told us that mental capacity assessments and best interest meetings had not taken place for the care that the three people received. However we saw that some meetings had been held for people regarding consent about other decisions, such as finances and medication.

We looked at two people's care plans, and saw that care plans included detailed information about their needs, identified risks and how they preferred to be supported. However not all risks had been assessed. We saw for one person with swallowing difficulties that advice had not been sought from a speech and language therapist to provide advice to manage this risk.

Medicines were prescribed and appropriate arrangements were in place in relation to the recording of medicines . All staff told us that all staff received training on the administration of medicines.

There were effective recruitment and selection processes in place. Staff told us that two references were obtained and checks were made whether they had any criminal convictions or cautions before they started work.

We spoke with three relatives who all told us that they had not had to make a complaint but were able to raise any concerns with the registered manager. One person told us, "Generally speaking I am asked at the review meeting if there are any issues or concerns to raise."