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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 23 October 2012
Date of Publication: 18 January 2013
Inspection Report published 18 January 2013 PDF

Before people are given any examination, care, treatment or support, they should be asked if they agree to it (outcome 2)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Where they are able, give valid consent to the examination, care, treatment and support they receive.
  • Understand and know how to change any decisions about examination, care, treatment and support that has been previously agreed.
  • Can be confident that their human rights are respected and taken into account.

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 23 October 2012, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

Where people did not have the capacity to consent, the provider acted in accordance with legal requirements.

Reasons for our judgement

The manager confirmed to us that Parkstone Avenue provides support to adults who have a learning disability, physical disability and the onset of mild or early stage dementia. As a result of peoples' complex support needs not all people who use the service had capacity to consent to some aspects of their care and treatment. The purpose of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is to empower people to make decisions wherever possible and to protect those who lack capacity by providing a flexible framework that places individuals at the heart of the decision making process.

The support files for two out of eight people were viewed. Records showed that where people lacked capacity to make some day to day decisions about their care and treatment, appropriate assessments had been completed.