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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 13 March 2021

Acorn House - Laindon is a care home providing personal care and accommodation for up to six people, with learning disabilities and autism. At the time of the inspection five people were living at the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ The manager was following the government's guidance on whole home testing for people and staff. This included using rapid testing, and weekly testing for staff and monthly testing for people who used the service.

¿ Staff had received training on working during the pandemic in relation to COVID 19 and had received training in the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

¿ Some communal areas in the service had been changed to encourage people to socially distance but this was difficult due to the layout and the service being small. ¿ There was clear guidance and signage in the service to help prompt staff and people to minimise the risk of spreading infection.

¿ Infection prevention control practices had been implemented such as a good supply of PPE and hand sanitisers. Information was cascaded to staff and reminders issued. Audits of cleaning were completed by staff and overseen by the deputy manager.

¿ People’s well-being was looked after by staff who knew them well. Staff continued to engage in individual activities of people's own choice.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 13 March 2021

Further information is in the findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 13 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 13 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 13 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 13 March 2021