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Outlook Care - Dagenham Road Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 March 2019

This inspection took place on the 5 February 2019 and was unannounced. At the previous inspection of the service in May 2016 we found no breaches of regulations and rated them as Good.

Outlook Care – Dagenham Road 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 service provides support to adults with mental health needs and is registered to support a maximum of eight people. Seven people were using the service at the time of inspection.

The service had a registered manager in place. 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.

Appropriate safeguarding procedures were in place. There were enough staff working at the service to meet people’s needs and robust staff recruitment procedures were in place. Risk assessments provided information about how to support people in a safe manner. Procedures were in place to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. Medicines were managed safely. Steps had been taken to help ensure the premises were safe.

Systems were in place to assess people’s needs before they started using the service to determine if those needs could be met. Staff received on-going training to support them in their role and new staff undertook an induction training programme. People were able to make choices for themselves and the service operated within the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. People told us they enjoyed the food. People were supported to access relevant health care professionals.

People told us they were treated with respect and that staff were caring. Staff had a good understanding of how to promote people’s privacy, independence and dignity. The service protected people’s right to confidentiality and sought to meet equality and diversity needs.

Care plans were in place which set out how to meet people’s individual needs. Care plans were subject to regular review. People were supported to engage in various activities. The service had a complaints procedure in place and people knew how to make a complaint.

Staff and people spoke positively about the registered manager and the working culture at the service. Quality assurance and monitoring systems were in place which included seeking the views of people who used the service.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 March 2019

The service remains safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 March 2019

The service remains effective.

Caring

Good

Updated 1 March 2019

The service remains caring.

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 March 2019

The service remains responsive.

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 March 2019

The service remains well-led.