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Mark A Peake - 21 Totterdown Street Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 May 2013
Date of Publication: 29 May 2013
Inspection Report published 29 May 2013 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 7 May 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

The provider has taken steps to provide care in an environment that is suitably designed and adequately maintained.

People at the home said they liked their rooms and told us they were able to personalise them. We saw that the bedrooms were well maintained. People had put up posters and had decorated them to their own liking. People told us that if they had any problems related to the maintenance o the home, these would be resolved straight away.

The home was arranged over two floors with a bedroom, lounge and bathroom on each floor for each person using the service. There was also a communal kitchen and dining area on the ground floor and a communal garden as well. These areas were all well maintained. Care workers told us that the owner carried out repairs to the home himself. The home was well maintained and was odour free. The fire evacuation procedure was on display at the home.

We checked maintenance records for the home. The fire alarms were tested weekly by staff. An external company had carried out a check on the fire equipment at the home in April 2013 and reported no concerns. There was emergency lighting at the home and this had been tested a few months before our visit. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) on electrical equipment at the home had been carried out in March 2013. There was a gas safety certificate that had been issued recently and the water had been tested for Legionnaires disease in May 2013.