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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 February 2018

Camellots Care Home is a residential care home for up to eight people living with a learning disability and/or other mental health and physical needs. At the time of our inspection, the home was fully occupied. Camellots Care Home is situated close to the centre of Littlehampton and public transport. The home is terraced and accommodation is provided over two floors. Communal areas include a sitting room, dining room and kitchen. All rooms are of single occupancy.

At the last inspection, the service was rated Good. At this inspection, we found the service remained Good.

People were supported by staff who understood how to keep them safe and had been trained in safeguarding adults at risk. Risks to people were identified, assessed and managed appropriately. Staffing levels were sufficient to meet people’s needs and safe recruitment systems were in place. Medicines were managed safely.

Staff completed a range of training in order to provide effective care to people. Regular supervisions and staff meetings took place. Consent was gained in line with legislation. People were supported to have sufficient to eat and drink and were supported by a range of healthcare professionals and services.

People were looked after by kind and caring staff who knew them well. People’s preferences were recorded and staff understood how people wished to be cared for and supported them appropriately. People were encouraged to express their views and to be involved in all aspects of their care. They were treated with dignity and respect.

Care plans were written in an accessible way to enable people to be involved in reviewing their care. Staff were provided with detailed information and guidance about people’s care needs. Activities were organised, although many people followed individual interests and pursuits. Some people went out independently. An accessible complaints policy was in place.

People were involved in developing the service and could help interview new staff. Feedback from people about the home was obtained through 1:1 meetings. Healthcare professionals and relatives were positive about the service provided at the home. Staff felt supported by the management team and enjoyed working at the home. A range of systems was in place to monitor and measure the quality of care provided and to drive continuous improvement.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 February 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 3 February 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 3 February 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 February 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 February 2018

The service remains Good.