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Barnett Wood Lane - Care Home Learning Disabilities Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 27 February 2019

At our last inspection in February 2016 we rated the service as outstanding. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of outstanding in the Caring domain and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. The rating for the Well Led domain has reduced to ‘Good’ because the provider’s quality assurance processes had not promoted continuous improvement within this home, for example to work towards outstanding in other areas or taken the learning from this home to develop their other services.

This inspection took place on 06 November 2018 and was unannounced.

Barnett Wood Lane - Care Home Learning Disabilities is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen.

Barnett Wood Lane is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to six adults who have a learning disability. At the time of our inspection three people lived there. The service is delivered from a two-story house in a residential area.

It is a requirement of the provider's registration that they have a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are 'registered persons'. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run. The registered manager was present during this inspection.

Barnett Wood Lane continues to have a rating of outstanding in the care domains, with an overall good rating across the service.

People continued to be supported by kind and caring staff. Peoples independence was well promoted and supported by the staff team. Staff have worked here for many years, and have built caring relationships with people and enjoy their company. People are provided with the care, support and equipment they need to stay as independent as possible. People were supported to stay safe. Risks to people’s health and safety, including the risk of abuse were identified and well managed. People’s medicines were managed in a safe way, and they received them when needed. The home was kept clean by the staff team, with the help of the people who lived there. Accidents and incidents were reviewed by the registered manager and staff team to minimise the risk of them happening again.

Peoples needs were assessed before they came to the home, to ensure that the staff and environment could meet those needs. There are a sufficient number of staff deployed to meet people’s needs. A robust recruitment and selection process is in place. This ensures prospective new staff have the right skills and are suitable to work with people living in the home.

People have enough to eat and drink. People are involved in menu planning and food shopping, so they have the food they like. People have access to health care professionals when the need arises, as well as for routine check-ups to keep them healthy. Where people lacked the capacity to make specific decisions, the stuff understood and followed the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This ensured that decisions made for people in their best interest and any restrictions put into place to keep them safe were done in a lawful way.

Care records were comprehensive and give a detailed description of the person, and their individual needs. Staff provid

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

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The service remains Good

Effective

Good

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The service remains Good

Caring

Outstanding

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The service remains Outstanding

Responsive

Good

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The service remains Good

Well-led

Good

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The service is well led.

Quality assurance processes within the home continued to ensure people received a good standard of safe care and support. However, the provider had not ensured that the service had continuously improved.

People and their families were still positive about the care and support given to people. Staff felt supported and able to offer ideas and suggestions on how the service was run.

The registered manager notified CQC of significant events, which is a requirement of their registration with us.