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Vibrance - 24A Corporation Road Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 13 March 2020

About the service

Vibrance 24A Corporation Road is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to six people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs of all ages at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to eight people. The building is purpose built and all on one level.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

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

At our last inspection we identified issues with the assessment of risks, reporting of safeguarding concerns and staffing recruitment, induction, supervision and appraisal. At this inspection we found that improvements had been made to people’s safety and wellbeing and staff were appropriately recruited and supported to carry out their role and responsibilities.

There were systems in place to assess and mitigate risks to people’s safety, wellbeing and independence. People received their medicines safely and the premises were accessible, clean and comfortable. There were systems in place to reduce the risk of infection and lessons were learnt from accidents and incidents.

There was enough staff to meet people’s needs. There were clear processes in place to recruit the right staff to ensure they were suitable for the role. New staff received induction and ongoing training to provide them with the skills and knowledge they needed to support people well.

Best practice guidance was used to ensure people received good quality care. They were provided with a balanced diet and involved in shopping, choosing and cooking their meals. Staff worked closely with a range of health care professionals to support people’s health and wellbeing.

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.

The staff team were very kind and caring and provided support in a very person-centred way. They were clear and passionate about their responsibilities and enabled people to be as independent as possible.

People were enabled to have a fulfilling life with a clear emphasis on helping people to communicate effectively and make decisions and choices about their day to day wishes and future.

Peoples care plans were detailed, informative and updated to reflect their changing needs. Their history, likes, dislikes, preferences and protected characteristics were recorded. People were supported to follow their interests and had access to a range of social opportunities both within the service and in the local community. A complaints process was available, and complaints dealt with appropriately. There was a very compassionate support system in place for people and their families who may require end of life care.

The service was well led and managed by an experienced and proactive manager. People who used the service and staff were involved in the development of the service. Regular audits were undertaken to identify learning and drive improvement.

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 requires improvement (published 25 February 2019) and there was a breach of Regulation 12. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been

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The service was safe.

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The service was effective.

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The service was exceptionally caring.

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The service was responsive.

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The service was well led.

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