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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 24 November 2011
Date of Publication: 29 December 2011
Inspection Report published 29 December 2011 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 24 November 2011

During a routine inspection

People said that they enjoyed living at Acorn Lodge and it was their home, �I�m alright here, safe and at home�. "A comfortable and pleasant place to live. There are only ten people here. I wouldn�t like to live anywhere else"

People said they had access to voluntary work and life long learning and social activities outside of the home. �I attend a day centre each week and do voluntary work". �I�m starting an art group soon, the manager helped arrange this".

People said that they were supported to remain independent, be responsible for their bedrooms and had equipment provided to help them. �Social services provided me with these things. I�m able to get up and about by myself�. �Staff are friendly and there to help. I don�t need a lot of help as we are all independent. Staff are there when you need. I like to keep my bedroom tidy, brush and mop the floor and make my bed, but I get a bit of help with that�.

People said that they enjoyed the meals provided and had access to facilities to make drinks and snacks. �The menu is changed each week and we don�t have the same meals. We are asked what we want on the menu�. "I make my own drinks and sandwiches".

People said they were involved in their care planning and deciding when they needed help and support. �We sat together and talked about my care and what I wanted. That was good for me as I agree with the care that I get".

�I�m independent and ask for help when I need it. Staff know me well and when I need help. The staff are like family we get on well together. I have everything I need�.