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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 29 November 2012
Date of Publication: 10 January 2013
Inspection Report published 10 January 2013 PDF

Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by competent staff.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, reviewed information sent to us by other organisations, carried out a visit on 29 November 2012 and observed how people were being cared for. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and talked with stakeholders.

Our judgement

People were cared for by staff who were supported to deliver care and treatment safely and to an appropriate standard.

Reasons for our judgement

One of the reasons that we looked at this outcome was at the last inspection in August 2011 the manager was not provided with sufficient management time in order to prioritise work.

The provider said this was no longer the case and the manager was being given all the help and support required to run the home. However, the manager was not on duty at the time of the inspection to confirm this.

People who used the service told us they liked the care staff and got on well with them.

The record of staff training showed staff were provided with training on essential subjects such as fire safety, manual handling, health and safety, infection control and food hygiene. We spoke with four care staff, they said they enjoyed working for the service and felt well supported.

We were told by the provider that staff meetings were held so that staff were kept up to date with any changes in policies and procedures and any issues that might affect the running of the service. We saw evidence of this through minutes. The provider told us they visited the home regularly and was therefore able to discuss any concerns or issues raised by staff.

The provider told us individual staff training and personal development needs were identified during staff formal one to one supervision meeting with the manager. This was evidenced in records looked at.