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Langdale House

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

56 Gledholt Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4HR (01484) 429226

Provided and run by:
Isand Limited

All Inspections

9 June 2022

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Langdale House on 9 June 2022. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Langdale House, you can give feedback on this service.

4 November 2020

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Langdale House is a residential care home for up to eight people with learning disabilities. At the time of our inspection seven people were using the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• The premises were clean, hygienic and tidy. There was a daily routine of cleaning where each member of staff was given responsibilities for cleaning.

• There was handwashing and hand sanitising points throughout the service which were used by staff and people who lived at the service.

• All staff were wearing face masks. Staff had a good understanding of personal protective equipment (PPE) and when it needed to be used.

• There was a thorough screening process for visitors where the temperature is taken and oxygen levels were taken and a screening questionnaire completed.

• There were signs and updates throughout the service in an easy read format. These displayed information on handwashing routines and how to wear PPE correctly.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

13 December 2018

During a routine inspection

This inspection took place on 13 December 2018 and was unannounced.

Langdale House is a residential care home for up to eight people with learning disabilities. At the time of our inspection eight people were using the service. The service had spacious living areas and was set over two floors. The service was set in a residential area with easy access to the local community. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. The Care Quality Commission regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

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.

Systems were in place to manage risks to people's safety. Potential risks to people were assessed and managed appropriately. Accidents and incidents were recorded and reviewed in order to reduce the risk of them reoccurring. People received their medicines safely and in line with their prescriptions. People were supported by sufficient numbers of staff. Staff had been recruited appropriately and had received relevant training so that they were able to support people with their individual care and support needs. The environment was clean, homely and well-maintained. There was a contingency plan in place to help ensure people's care would not be disrupted in the event of an emergency.

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's nutritional needs were met and a choice of food and drinks were available. People had access to a range of healthcare professionals and any guidance provided by them was followed. People's needs were assessed prior to them moving into the service to ensure the staff had the skills to support them.

People were treated with kindness and compassion. People's rights to privacy were respected by the staff who supported them and their dignity was maintained. Staff knew people well and were aware of people's individual communication styles. People were encouraged to take part in daily living tasks and encouraged to develop their independent living skills. People were supported to maintain relationships with those who were important to them.

People and their relatives were involved in decisions about the care. The service responded to people's changing needs in a timely manner and care plans were regularly reviewed. People had access to a variety of activities both within the community and when spending time at home. There was a complaints policy in place which was displayed in an easy read format. Complaints received had been responded to in line with the provider’s policy.

People who used the service and staff were confident about approaching the registered manager and provider if they needed to. Effective auditing systems were in place to monitor the quality of the service. The views of people and their relatives on the quality of the service were sought. There was a positive culture throughout the service. Staff felt supported in their roles and shared a common ethos and values.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

8 March 2016

During a routine inspection

The inspection took place on 8 March 2016 and was unannounced. The previous inspection was carried out in December 2013 and the service was compliant with the regulations at that time.

Langdale House is registered to provide accommodation for up to 8 people with learning disabilities. There were 8 people living at the home at the time of our inspection.

Accommodation at the home is provided over two floors, which can be accessed by stairs.

Prior to our inspection we reviewed information from notifications.

At the time of our inspection there was no registered manager, however there was a new manager in post who was in the process of registering with the Care Quality Commission. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to manage the service and has the legal responsibility for meeting the requirements of the law; as does the provider.

Risk assessments were clear and staff understood individual risks to people. Staff engaged in safe practice and supported people to maintain their own safety. Staff understood procedures to follow where there may be concerns about people’s safety.

Accidents and incidents were clearly recorded and analysed to ensure people’s safety was being maintained.

Staffing levels were appropriate to meet people’s needs and we saw people received one to one support according to their care plans.

Staff demonstrated a clear understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) legislation and how this impacted upon people’s care.

Teamwork was evident and staff said they felt supported to carry out their role. There were regular opportunities for training and development, meetings and individual supervision.

People’s health needs were monitored and referrals to other professionals were made where necessary.

People were cared for by staff who engaged respectfully with them; people’s privacy and dignity was promoted and people were consulted and included within all aspects of their care and support.

Care records were person centred although some information within personal care plans was not always dated to show how current the information was or whether it had been reviewed.

Activities were based upon people’s individual needs and preferences. Where people needed structure and routine, staff supported them to ensure this was consistently in place.

People felt supported to complain if they were unhappy about any aspect of their care and there was clear evidence people’s concerns had been taken seriously and acted upon.

The new manager was visible in the service and outlined clear priorities for running the home. Quality assurance systems were in place and audits were regularly carried out.

21 November 2013

During a routine inspection

When we visited the service we found that eight people were living at the home. We looked in people's bedrooms and found they contained personal items such as soft toys and pictures. We saw that people had en-suite facilities in their rooms which they were encouraged to clean with assistance from staff. We found that these areas were clean although some of the grouting in the shower areas appeared stained. We spoke with three of the people who lived at the home and they all told us they were happy at the home. One person told us they had lived at the home for four years and they really liked the staff. Another person told us they were able to go out into the local area without staff which they enjoyed. We saw that a third person had use of the internet in their rooms which their family provided. Staff told us this was very important to the person.

17 July 2012

During a routine inspection

We spoke with two people who use the service, one relative, a visiting nurse and three members of staff. These are some of the things people told us:

'I like living here and I like the staff. If I wasn't happy about something then I would talk to the staff about it. I like going to the gym and kick boxing and I'm looking forward to going on holiday next week to Blackpool.'

'I am happy living here and I get on with the staff. If I had any problems I would go and see the manager and they would sort things out for me.'

'My relative has lived in other places but this is the best. The staff are very good and the new deputy manger is very good and understands the people living here.'

'It's a good organisation to work for and there are plenty of opportunities to go on training courses.'

'I love working here and getting people to try new activities and give them different opportunities.'

'I have a good working relationship with the staff here. They are quick to report any concerns about people and always follow the advice they are give.'