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The Headington Care Home

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7XR (01865) 760075

Provided and run by:
Four Seasons (H2) Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 8 January 2021

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

As part of CQC’s response to care homes with outbreaks of coronavirus, we are conducting reviews to ensure that the Infection Prevention and Control practice was safe, and the service was compliant with IPC measures. This was a targeted inspection looking at the IPC practices the provider has in place.

This inspection site visit took place on 22 December 2020 and was announced.

Overall inspection


Updated 8 January 2021

About the service

The Headington is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 49 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 60 people.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People living at The Headington received safe care from skilled and knowledgeable staff. Staff understood their responsibilities to identify and report any concerns. The provider had safe recruitment and selection processes in place.

Risks to people's safety and well-being were managed through a risk management process. There were sufficient staff deployed to meet people's needs. The home used the same agency staff to ensure consistence. Staff recruitment was on-going. Medicines were managed safely and people received their medicines as prescribed.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People were supported to maintain good health and to meet their nutritional needs.

People told us staff were caring. Staff consistence enabled people to receive good care from staff who knew them well. People had access to activities to prevent social isolation.

The Headington was well-led by a registered manager who was passionate about improving people’s care. The service had a clear management and staffing structure in place. Staff worked well as a team and had a sense of pride working at the service. The provider had quality assurance systems in place to monitor the quality and safety of the service.

Rating at last inspection:

At our last inspection we rated the service good. Our last report was published on 20 April 2017.

Why we inspected:

This inspection was part of our scheduled plan of visiting services to check the safety and quality of care people received.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor the service to ensure that people receive safe, compassionate, high quality care. Further inspections will be planned for future dates.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk