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New Boundaries Group - 2 Lloyd Road Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

New Boundaries Group – 2 Lloyd Road is a residential care home for up to three people with a learning difficulty some of whom may also have autism. At the time of our inspection only one person was using the service. 2 Lloyd Road is a spacious bungalow, with a parking area at the front and a private back garden. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. The Care Quality Commission regulates both the premises and the care provided and both were looked at during this inspection.

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.

At the time of our inspection 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.

The service was safe and the person living there was protected from harm. Staff were knowledgeable about safeguarding adults from abuse and knew what to do if they had any concerns and how to report them. Risks to the person using the service were assessed and their safety was monitored and managed, with minimal restrictions on their freedom. Risk assessments were thorough and personalised.

The service ensured there were sufficient numbers of suitable staff to meet the person’s needs and support them to stay safe. Records confirmed that robust recruitment procedures were followed. Medicines were stored, managed and administered safely. Staff were trained, and their competency checked, in respect of administering and managing medicines.

The person using the service was supported to have sufficient amounts to eat and drink and maintain a balanced diet. The person using the service enjoyed their meals and was involved in discussions and decisions regarding the menus and options available.

Staff demonstrated a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Staff understood the importance of helping the person using the service to make their own choices regarding their care and support. The person using the service was supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible

The service ensured the person using the service was treated with kindness, respect and compassion. This person also received emotional support when needed. The person using the service confirmed that they were involved in planning the care and support they received and were able to make choices and decisions and maintain their independence as much as possible. Information was provided to the person using the service in formats they could understand.

The care plan for the person using the service was personalised and described the holistic care and support the person required, together with details of their strengths and aspirations. Information also explained how the person could be supported to maintain and enhance their independence and what could help ensure they consistently had a good quality of life. Any comments and concerns made by the person using the service were listened to and taken seriously. The service also used any comments or complaints to help drive improvement within the service.

The person who used the service, and staff, spoke highly of the management team and told us they felt supported. CQC’s registration requirements were met and complied with and effective quality assurance proce

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service remains good.

Effective

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service remains good.

Caring

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service remains good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service remains good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service remains good.