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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 July 2013
Date of Publication: 15 August 2013
Inspection Report published 15 August 2013 PDF | 75.63 KB

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 2 July 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

People who used the service informed us that their bedrooms had been kept clean and they were satisfied with their accommodation. All areas of the home which we inspected were tidy and clean.

Bedrooms inspected were comfortable and had been personalised by people. There was a record of essential maintenance carried out. These included safety inspections of the portable appliances and electrical installations. The fire alarm had been checked weekly and this was documented. There was an updated fire risk assessment of the home. An evacuation trolley was available for transferring people who were not mobile. The registered provider may wish to note that the fire procedure on display in the home did not indicate where the meeting point was. This is needed to ensure that staff are fully informed in the event of a fire.

We noted that there was a record of regular Health and Safety checks of the premises. Windows of bedrooms visited by us had restrictors to ensure that people were protected.