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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22, 23 June 2011
Date of Publication: 27 July 2011
Inspection Report published 27 July 2011 PDF | 75.82 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Not met this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 22/06/2011, 23/06/2011, checked the provider's records, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People who use the service live in surroundings that promote their wellbeing. A ramp, which has recently been fitted to the rear of the building, does not appear to be fit for purpose. Some areas of the home are in need of redecoration.

User experience

People who use the service told us that they are happy with the environment in which they live. They reported that the home is kept clean and tidy.

Other evidence

A ramp has been fitted to the rear of the building to enable people to directly access the garden. It appeared to be very steep. The acting manager stated that the builders had been asked to return to see if the gradient could be reduced. There is an alternative route to the garden around the side of the home. We noted that some areas of the home were in need of redecoration.