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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 23 October 2019

About the service

Beckford Lodge provides personal care support for people with a learning disability who live in their own house. Two people were receiving care at the time of the inspection. The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

What life is like for people using this service

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

Risks to people’s well-being and safety were assessed, recorded and kept up to date. Staff supported people to manage these risks effectively. Staff kept clear records of the support provided to help people manage their medicines. People were supported to be as independent as possible.

People had been supported to develop care plans that were specific to them. The plans set out the support people needed and how they wanted staff to provide it. Plans were regularly reviewed with people and changed where needed to keep them up to date.

The registered manager provided good support for staff. The provider’s quality assurance processes were effective and resulted in improvements to the service. There was effective oversight of the service from senior managers.

More information is in Detailed Findings below.

Rating at last inspection and update

Requires Improvement. Report published 18 July 2019. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations.

Why we inspected

We carried out a comprehensive inspection of this service on 5 June 2019. A breach of legal requirements was found. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve safe care and treatment.

We undertook this focused inspection to check they had followed their action plan and to confirm they now met legal requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to the Key Questions Safe, Responsive and Well-led which were rated requires improvement.

The ratings from the previous comprehensive inspection for those Key Questions not looked at on this occasion were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection. The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Beckford Lodge on our website at

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



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The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



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The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



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The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.