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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 8 September 2018

Oak Lodge is a care home. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. Oak Lodge provides personal care for up to nine younger adults living with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder. There were nine people living in the home when we visited.

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.

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 are supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff support them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice.

There were processes in place to keep people safe from the risk of abuse. Staff knew how to recognise potential signs of abuse and how to report them. People had their risk of harm assessed. There were sufficient numbers of suitable staff to care for people. Medicines were managed safely and there were good infection control practices in place.

People are cared for by staff who have the knowledge and skills to look after them. People are involved in planning their weekly menu and enjoy a healthy and balanced diet and an active lifestyle.

Staff cared for people with kindness and compassion. People were supported to be involved in the service and integrated well with the local community. The provider monitored the quality of the care people received through a robust audit programme.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 8 September 2018

The service remained Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 8 September 2018

The service remained Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 8 September 2018

The service remained Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 8 September 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 8 September 2018

The service remained Good.