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Heart of England Mencap - 184 Drayton Avenue Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 14 March 2019

What life is like for people using this service:

• People felt safe and comfortable around staff who understood their personal circumstances and how to recognise and report abuse.

• Staff recognised the risks to people’s health, safety and well-being and knew how to support them safely.

•People had access to support from staff when needed.

•Staff recruitment processes included a check of their background to review their suitability to work at the home.

•People received support with the medicines. Regular checks were undertaken to ensure people received the correct medicines by staff who were competent to help them.

•Staff understood and practised infection control techniques and had access to protective clothing to promote this.

•The registered manager ensured people’s care was based on best practice and staff had training to meet people’s needs.

•Staff training was reviewed and guidance on people’s needs was also shared through supervision and staff meetings.

•People were offered choices at mealtimes and encouraged to share ideas for their menu. Healthy options were also encouraged.

•People were supported to attend healthcare appointments and assisted to obtain advice from healthcare professionals, which was incorporated into people’s care.

•People’s consent was always sought before staff supported them.

•People were treated with dignity and respect and their independence was promoted.

• People and their families were involved in planning their care with support from staff.

•Staff supported people to enjoy a range of activities which reflected people’s individual interests.

• People and their families understood how to complain if they wanted to.

• Staff felt supported by the registered manager understood their role.

• Relatives and staff worked together with the registered manager and families to ensure people’s care was continually monitored, reviewed and reflected people’s needs.

• The registered manager and staff worked together with manager from the provider’s other homes and other stakeholders to improve people’s experience of care.

• We found the service met the characteristics of a “Good” rating in all areas; More information is available in the full report

Rating at last inspection: Good (08 June 2016)

About the service: 184 Drayton Avenue provides accommodation and personal care for up to three people with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder. There were three people living at the home at the time of the inspection.

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection. The service remained rated Good overall.

Follow up: We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 14 March 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 14 March 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 14 March 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 14 March 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 14 March 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.