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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 May 2018

61 Walton Road is a residential care home that provides accommodation and care for up to three people with autism. At the time of the inspection the home was providing care and support to three people. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

At our last inspection of this service on 5 January 2016 the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good. The home demonstrated they continued to meet the regulations and fundamental standards.

The home had a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

There were safeguarding and whistle blowing procedures in place and staff had a clear understanding of these procedures. There was enough staff on duty to meet people’s assessed needs. Appropriate recruitment checks were carried out before staff started working at the home. Action was taken to assess any risks to people. People were receiving support with medicines when they were required.

Staff had the knowledge and skills required to meet people needs. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice. People were encouraged to eat healthy meals and to cook for themselves. Staff monitored people’s health and welfare and where there were concerns people were referred to appropriate health professionals.

People’s needs were assessed and care plans included detailed information and guidance for staff about how their needs should be met. People’s care records included individual communication profiles that recorded their methods of communicating with staff. The home had a complaints procedure in place in a format that people could understand.

The provider recognised the importance of regularly monitoring the quality of the service they provided to people. Regular health and safety, medicines, fire safety and incidents and accidents audits were carried out at the home. The home took into account people’s and their relatives views of the service through regular satisfaction surveys. Staff said they liked working at the home and they received good support from the registered manager.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 1 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 May 2018

The service remains Good.