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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 June 2012
Date of Publication: 11 July 2012
Inspection Report published 11 July 2012 PDF

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

Our judgement

The provider was meeting this standard.

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

User experience

We toured this home and found it to be accessible, adequately maintained, decorated to a reasonable standard, and very clean.

The feedback we received from people we spoke with who live at 44 Albion Road was positive about the physical layout, interior design and furniture in their home. One person we met told us their bedroom was: “Alright”.

We viewed 5 bedrooms during our tour and saw they were all decorated and furnished to a reasonable standard. We also saw these rooms had been decorated and furnished in various styles to reflect the individual needs, wishes and interests of the people who occupied them. For example, we saw a bedroom on the ground floor has been suitably adapted to include a Parker bath to ensure staff are able to meet the personal care needs of the individual who occupies this room. Other bedrooms have reinforced windows to minimise the risk of them being broken by the people who occupy these rooms.

The homes communal areas, which include the main lounge and a separate dinning room, are well maintained. During our visit we observed most of the people who live at 44 Albion Road use these areas to either relax in, watch television, join in an in-house activity organised by staff or have lunch together. We also saw the homes kitchen is well-equipped and was never locked during the course of our visit ensuring everyone who uses the service can access this area whenever they chose to. The large garden at the rear of the property is reasonably well maintained and contains several table and chairs for people to enjoy this outdoor space.

Other evidence

We spoke to the registered manager about this homes physical environment who told us funds had already been ring fenced by the provider to replace all the services damaged windows, wooden flooring, and garden rails, as well as missing curtains and carpets. The registered manager told us they felt confident all the aforementioned improvements to this homes interior would be completed within the year (2012).

We have asked the provider to confirm in writing what maintenance work they are planning to carry out to improve the homes physical environment and the dates they hope to have completed the work. Progress made by the provider to achieve these stated aims will be reviewed at the care homes next review of compliance.