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Inspection carried out on 15/04/2014

During a routine inspection

Ecclesholme Care Home is situated in the Eccles area of Manchester and provides care and support for 50 adults. The home does not provide nursing care. The home is a three storey purpose built home set in its own grounds with safe and secure garden areas. Car parking at the front of the home is available.  The home is close to shops and other local amenities.

Below is a summary of what we found. The summary is based on our observations during the inspection, discussions with people who use the service, their relatives, the staff supporting them and the records we looked at.

At the time of our inspection 46 people were living at the home. The manager told us 36 of those people had a dementia related illness.

Systems were in place to ensure that people were protected against the risk of potential harm or abuse. Staff had access to policies and procedures to guide them in areas such as safeguarding from abuse, Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS), confidentiality and recruitment.

Effective recruitment procedures were in place so people were safe and their health and welfare needs were met by appropriately recruited staff.

Sufficient numbers of staff were on duty to ensure people were supported. Staff had undertaken appropriate training in areas such as moving and handling, dementia awareness, infection control and end of life care.

We found the care records provided staff with information about the individual needs of people and directed staff on how care and support was to be delivered.  We saw care records were safely and securely stored to maintain confidentiality.

We saw arrangements were in place to ensure people were supported to have adequate nutrition and hydration. People were provided with a choice of food and drinks.

We saw people were offered a wide range of activities both in the home and within the local community.

We saw privacy and dignity was respected when staff supported people with their personal care needs. Staff were seen to escort people to their own room or bathroom so care could be provided in private.

Suitable arrangements were in place to monitor the quality of the service to check people were receiving a good quality service. The home was maintained to a good standard with a rolling programme of decoration and refurbishment. Maintenance checks were made to premises and to the servicing of equipment helping to ensure people were kept safe.

Inspection carried out on 23 April 2013

During a routine inspection

We walked around the home and found that it was clean and tidy with no unpleasant odours. There was major refurbishment and redecoration work underway and we saw that new furniture and flooring had been provided.

We spoke with some people living at the home and their visitors. The people we spoke with told us: "I can visit when I like." "The staff are all lovely they will do anything for you." "I am really pleased 'x' is here."

We looked at the infection control measures in place. We saw that staff were provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) there were good supplies of liquid soap and paper towels and sanitising hand gels were available throughout the home.

Inspection carried out on 7 August 2012

During a routine inspection

We spoke with people living at the home and their comments included: �I can get up and go to bed when I am ready I don�t have to go when they say.� �They asked what things I like and what I don�t like.� �They give us choices about everything.�

We asked people about the care they received and they told us: "They can't do enough for you." "Nothing is too much trouble if you need them they are there willing to help."

We asked about the meals provided and people told us: "The meals are very good." "They bring us drinks and biscuits in between meals."

We asked if people felt safe and they told us: "I do feel safe here." "If I have any concerns I can speak to any of the staff and they will sort it out for me."

Reports under our old system of regulation (including those from before CQC was created)