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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 December 2010 and 4 January 2011
Date of Publication: 21 April 2011
Inspection Report published 21 April 2011 PDF

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Food and drink should meet people's individual dietary needs (outcome 5)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are supported to have adequate nutrition and hydration.

How this check was done

Our judgement

People are provided with a choice of nutritious food and drinks and are given the support they need to enjoy a healthy diet.

User experience

When we asked people about the food they told us:

“the food is always very good and there is plenty of it”.

“You can have a much as you like and they will give you more if you want”.

“There’s certain things I can’t eat but they know what they are and always give me something else".

“we had a lovely party, the food was very good, they know what I like”.

Other evidence

We were told that the main meal of the day was at lunch time, these meal options were written on the notice board in the lounge.

Meals choices were varied and an alternative was offered daily. All meals included a selection of vegetables and a desert.

We were told that a light cooked meal or sandwich was offered later in the day. On the day we visited we saw that people could choose from quiche or a sausage roll with new potatoes and baked beans or spaghetti. The food smelt appetising and people said it tasted very good.

We checked the food stocks and saw there was a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables available as well as dried, tinned and packet food. Staff told us that there was a large freezer full of food as well as the shorter life food items held in the fridge.