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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 9 January 2018

The Beeches is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

The care home accommodates four people in an adapted ordinary family style residential property. The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen.

At the last inspection, the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

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

The registered manager was in the process of leaving the service. A new manager had been appointed and had been working in the service as the deputy manager to ensure consistent management of the service was maintained.

Procedures were in place to protect people from harm and staff knew how to use them to keep people safe. Recruitment procedures were robust. Risk management plans were in place to support people and their safety. There were also processes in place to manage any risks in relation to the running of the service. Medicines were safely managed in line with current guidance to ensure people received their prescribed medicines to meet their needs.

There were enough staff to keep people safe. Staff felt well inducted and trained and used their training effectively. People were helped 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 supported this practice.

People’s needs were assessed and they had support to access healthcare professionals and services. People were encouraged to eat well and choose healthier food options to maintain their health and well-being.

Staff were caring and respected people’s privacy, dignity and independence. People were supported in a person centred way. Care plans were detailed and people and those who mattered to them were included in developing these. Relatives felt able to be express any concerns, that that they would be listened to and actions would be taken.

The service was well led; relatives and staff knew the registered manager and found them to be approachable and available in the home. People and their relatives had the opportunity to say how they felt about the home and the service it provided. The provider and registered manager had systems in place to check on the quality and safety of the service provided and to put actions plans in place where needed.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 9 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 9 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 9 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 9 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 9 January 2018

The service remains Good.