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Holmer Court Residential Home Good

We are carrying out a review of quality at Holmer Court Residential Home. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 20 November 2019

About the service

Holmer Court is a residential care home that provides accommodation and personal care for up to 33 people aged 65 and over. At the time of our inspection there were 33 people living at the home. Holmer Court accommodates people in one adapted building across two floors.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People and their relatives were positive about the service and the care provided. People benefited from the new initiatives and ideas to improve opportunities for social interactions. Peoples well-being was constantly improved because of the person-centred led engagement opportunities that involved people and their families. Staff were passionate about providing care in a very personalised way and worked with the registered manager to facilitate this. There was a culture of openness that was reflected in all aspects of the service. Suggestions and ideas were acted upon from people, families and staff. Staff were responsive to people's individual needs and wishes and had an in-depth knowledge about each person. Relatives confirmed staff knew their family members needs well.

People were cared for by staff who knew how to keep them safe and protect them from avoidable harm. Sufficient, knowledgeable staff were available to meet people's needs. People told us there was always someone to help when they needed it. People received their medicines regularly and systems were in place for the safe management and supply of medicines. Incidents and accidents were investigated, and actions were taken to prevent recurrence. The premises were clean, and staff followed infection control and prevention procedures.

People's needs were assessed, and care was planned and delivered to meet legislation and good practice guidance. Staff who were well trained and knowledgeable about people's needs and wishes. People enjoyed the meal time experience, and relatives and friends were welcome to share this experience. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. When people were unable to make decisions about their care and support, the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) were followed.

People were cared for by staff who were kind and compassionate. The atmosphere within the home was friendly and welcoming and staff were warm and considerate towards people they cared for. People and their relatives felt involved and supported in decision making. People's privacy was respected, and their dignity maintained.

People's concerns were listened to and action was taken to improve the service as a result. The registered manager and her management team were open, approachable and focussed on providing person centred care. The management team and staff engaged well with other organisations and had developed positive relationships. The registered manager worked on promoting strong community links within the local area to provide social opportunities for people living at the home.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Good (published February 2017)

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

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



Updated 20 November 2019

The service was safe.

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Updated 20 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 20 November 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 20 November 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 20 November 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.