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Mariantonia House Residential Care Home Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 17 April 2019

About the service:

Mariantonia House is a residential care home that accommodates up to 13 people living with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, dementia or mental health. At the time of our inspection there were 12 people living at the home.

The care service has 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.

What life is like for people using this service:

People received safe support with their medicines by competent staff members. The provider had systems in place to respond to any medicine errors. The provider completed regular checks to ensure that people were receiving the right medicine at the right time and people’s medicines were stored correctly.

The provider had systems in place to encourage and respond to any complaints or compliments from people or visitors. The provider, and management team, had good links with the local community which people benefited from.

People received safe care and support as the staff team had been trained to recognise signs of abuse, or risk and understood what to do to safely support people. Staff members followed effective infection prevention and control procedures. When risks to people’s health and welfare were identified, the provider acted to minimise the likelihood of occurrence.

The provider supported staff in providing effective care for people through person-centred care planning, training and supervision. People were promptly referred to additional healthcare services when required. People were supported to maintain a healthy diet and had choice regarding food and drink. The environment where people lived was well maintained and suited their individual needs and preferences.

People received help and support from a kind and compassionate staff team with whom they had positive relationships. People were supported by staff members who were aware of their individual protected characteristics like age and gender. People were supported to develop their independence.

People participated in a range of activities that met their individual choices and preferences and that they found interesting and stimulating. People were provided with information in a way that they could understand. Policies and guidelines that were important to people were provided in a format they could easily access.

The provider had systems in place to ensure the Care Quality Commission was notified of significant events in a timely manner and in accordance with their registration. The provider had effective systems to monitor the quality of the service they provided and to drive improvements where needed.

More information in Detailed Findings below.

Rating at last inspection: Good (date last report published 09 June 2016).

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection, ‘Good.’

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor all intelligence received about the service to ensure the next planned inspection is scheduled accordingly.

Inspection areas



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The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



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The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



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The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



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The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



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The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.