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Ordinary Life Project Association - 5 St Margaret's Gardens Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 15 March 2018

5 St Margaret’s Gardens is one of a number of care homes owned and managed by The Ordinary Life Project Association (OLPA). The care home provides accommodation for up to four people with a learning disability. 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. At the time of our inspection there were three people living in the home.

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.

There was 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.

At our last inspection we rated the service Good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of Good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

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At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

Risk assessments were in place. Staff had received safeguarding training and knew what to do if they suspected abuse and how to report any concerns. Medicines were managed safely.

A staff training plan was in place. Staff had regular supervisions and appraisals. People had enough to eat and drink and external advice and guidance was sought when needed. Mental capacity assessments had been carried out and best interest decisions made when people lacked capacity.

People living at the service said the staff were kind. There was a relaxed and calm atmosphere. Staff spoke positively about their roles.

Care plans were person centred and had been regularly reviewed. People had been involved in the reviews. A complaints procedure was available. No complaints had been received.

There were quality assurance processes in place. Action plans were in place to ensure improvements when issues were noted.

The registered manager was a visible presence. Staff and people living at the service spoke highly of the registered manager.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 15 March 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 15 March 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 15 March 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 15 March 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 15 March 2018

The service remains Good.