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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16 April 2013
Date of Publication: 15 May 2013
Inspection Report published 15 May 2013 PDF | 77.14 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 16 April 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with staff, reviewed information we asked the provider to send to us and reviewed information sent to us by other authorities.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

The provider has taken steps to provide care in an environment that is suitably designed and adequately maintained.

The premises were suitable for people who used the service. There was sufficient light, heating and facilities for people. We spoke with a person who used the service who said they were comfortable in the home, they liked their room and had no concerns about their environment.

We saw that certificates were available including fire safety, electrical installation and gas safety. The provider may wish to note that there was no evidence of a recent water safety check. The provider may also note that there was no risk assessment for the windows on the first floor that could open widely and posed a potential safety risk to people. Health and safety checks were being carried out on a daily basis. A maintenance and repair book showed that the service was proactive in addressing maintenance issues.