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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 24 August 2018

The Warren is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and 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 Warren is registered to provide personal care and accommodation for up to 44 people. At the time of the inspection there 42 people living in the home. The home is purpose built and accommodation is on one floor. Communal areas include a number of lounges, a dining room, a conservatory and a hairdressing salon.

This unannounced inspection was carried out on 18 June 2018.

At the time of the inspection there was not a registered manager in place. However, a new manager had been appointed and planned to apply to become registered with the Commission when they commenced working in the home. 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.

At the last inspection in February 2017 the service was rated requires improvement. We asked the provider to make improvements to reducing risks to people, safe administration of medicines, ensuring people receive the support they required in a timely manner. We also asked them to ensure that there was effective monitoring of the quality of the service being provided.

At this inspection we found the provider had made the required improvements and the service is now rated as Good.

Staff were aware of how to keep people safe from harm and what procedures they should follow to report any harm. Action had been taken to minimise the risks to people. Risk assessments identified hazards and provided staff with the information they needed to reduce risks where possible.

Medicines were managed safely. Staff received training and competency checks before administering medicines unsupervised. Medicines were stored securely. The records were an accurate reflection of medicines people had received.

Care plans gave staff the information they required to meet people’s basic care and support needs. People received support in the way that they preferred and met their individual needs.

There was an effective quality assurance process in place which included obtaining the views of people that lived in the home, their relatives and the staff. Where needed action had been taken to make improvements to the service being offered.

Staff were only employed after they had completed a thorough recruitment procedure. Staff received the training they required to meet people's needs and were supported in their roles.

People were supported 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 and worked within the guidance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Staff were motivated to provide care that was kind and compassionate. They knew people well and were aware of their history, preferences, likes and dislikes. People's privacy and dignity were respected.

People were supported to maintain good health as staff had the knowledge and skills to support them. There was prompt access to external healthcare professionals when needed.

People were provided with a choice of food and drink that they enjoyed. When needed staff supported people to eat and drink.

There was a varied programme of activities including activities held in the service, trips out and entertainers that came into the home.

There was a complaints procedure in place. People and their relatives felt confident to raise any concerns either with the staff or manager.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 24 August 2018

The service safe

Staff were aware of the procedures to follow if they suspected someone may have been harmed.

Medicines were mainly managed safely.

Staff were only employed after a through recruitment procedure had been completed.

Effective

Good

Updated 24 August 2018

The service was effective

People received support from staff who had the skills

and knowledge to meet their needs.

People had access to a range of healthcare services to support

them with maintaining their health and wellbeing.

Staff were acting in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. People�s wishes, choices and decisions were respected.

Caring

Good

Updated 24 August 2018

The service was caring

People liked the staff and thought they were caring.

People were treated with respect and staff were aware of people�s likes and dislikes.

People�s rights to privacy and dignity were valued.

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 August 2018

The service was responsive

Care plans provided guidance for staff on how to meet people's needs.

People were aware of how to make a complaint or raise any concerns.

People were supported to make decisions about their preferences for end of life care.

Well-led

Good

Updated 24 August 2018

The service was well led

There was an effective quality assurance process in place to identify any areas that required improvement.

People were encouraged to provide their views through surveys

and regular meetings.