About the service
United Response – 60 Woodland Way is a residential ‘care home’ providing personal care and support to up to 6 people. The service provides support to people with a learning disability and autistic people. Some people were also living with dementia or had mental health care needs. At the time of our inspection there were 6 older people living at the care home. The care home accommodates people in 1 adapted building.
People’s experience of using this service and what we found
Relatives and community health and social care professionals spoke positively about the standard of care provided at United Response – 60 Woodland Way. A relative told us, “I know my [family member] is happy living here. They [staff] look after all the people living here extremely well.” A community social care professional added, “I would not hesitate to recommend this place to any mature person with a learning disability to live.”
We expect health and social care providers to guarantee people with a learning disability and autistic people respect, equality, dignity, choices and independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. ‘Right support, right care, right culture’ is the guidance Care Quality Commission (CQC) follows to make assessments and judgements about services supporting people with a learning disability and autistic people and providers must have regard to it.
The service was able to demonstrate how they were meeting the underpinning principles of Right support, right care, right culture.
People received a service that was safe for them to live in and for staff to work. The service quality was reviewed regularly, and appropriate changes made to improve people’s care and support if required. This was in a way that suited people best. The home had well-established working partnerships that promoted people’s participation and reduced the danger of social isolation.
Staff were appropriately recruited and trained and there were enough of them to support people to live in a safe way, whilst enjoying their lives. Risks to people and staff were assessed, monitored and reviewed. Complaints, concerns, accidents, incidents and safeguarding issues were appropriately reported, investigated and recorded. Staff were trained staff to safely administer people’s medicines.
The home’s culture was positive, open, and honest, with leadership and management that was clearly identifiable and transparent. Staff were aware of and followed the provider’s vision and values which were clearly defined. Staff knew their responsibilities, accountability and were happy to take responsibility and report any concerns they may have.
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.
For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk
Rating at last inspection
The last rating for this service was good (published 12 August 2017).
Why we inspected
We undertook this inspection to check whether the service was continuing to provide a good rated service to people.
We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.
For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating.
The overall rating for the service remains good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.
You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the 'all reports' link for United Response – 60 Woodland Way at www.cqc.org.uk.
We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.