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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 6 January 2013
Date of Publication: 30 January 2013
Inspection Report published 30 January 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 6 January 2013

During a routine inspection

It was difficult for us to engage with the people living in the home due to their diagnosis of autism. However, we observed staff who they were familiar with, engage in conversations and activities.

Staff told us how people were involved in making decisions about their everyday lives. People living at the home had limited verbal communication. Methods people used to communicate were described in their care plans. Staff were knowledgeable about the communication methods people used.

We saw that people�s needs were assessed and that care plans were put in place to ensure that people�s needs were met. People were involved in reviews of their care and where appropriate relatives were invited.

Staff met with the people living at the home individually on a monthly basis. They discussed if the person had any suggestions, comments or complaints.

Staff told us that they felt supported in their roles and received regular training. They said the management of the home were very approachable. If staff had an issue they felt confident to raise it with them.

In the event of abuse being witnessed or suspected the homes safeguarding policy contained guidelines for staff to follow. Staff were able to explain to us what they would do if they witnessed or suspected that abuse was occurring in the home.

The home had procedures in place to ensure that where people were assessed to lack capacity to make more complex decisions, these were made in people�s best interest.