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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 13 February 2019

The Padova is a residential care home providing care, support and accommodation for up to nine adults with a learning disability. At the time of our inspection there were nine people living there. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a 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 service had 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 our last inspection we rated the service Good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of Good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

People told us they felt safe. Staff were knowledgeable about how to keep people safe and knew when and how to report concerns.

Care plans contained risk assessments and provided staff with information on how to reduce the risks of harm to people.

Safe recruitment processes were followed and there was enough staff on duty to meet people’s needs.

Medicines were managed safely.

Incidents and accidents were reported.

There was a training plan in place which showed staff had been trained to carry out their roles. Staff had regular supervisions and appraisals.

People were supported to have enough to eat and drink.

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.

People said the staff were, “nice” and “kind.” People were relaxed around staff. There was a friendly, homely atmosphere. People's feedback was regularly sought.

Care plans were person centred. Advanced plans were very detailed.

There was a complaints procedure in place. No complaints had been received.

The registered manager was well thought of by people, relatives and staff. The provider’s vision and values were embedded in the day to running of the service. There were quality assurance processes in place.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas



Updated 13 February 2019

The service remains Safe.



Updated 13 February 2019

The service remains Effective.



Updated 13 February 2019

The service remains Caring.



Updated 13 February 2019

The service remains Responsive.



Updated 13 February 2019

The service remains Well-led.