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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 22 March 2019

About the service:

Livingstone Court is a residential care service which is located near to the centre of the coastal town of Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire. The service provides a transitional environment for up to 13 people who have needs related to learning disabilities. The overall aim of the service is to enable people to experience living in their own self-contained accommodation, with access to the residential care support assessed as needed, with the aim to enable people to be as independent as possible. It is part of the larger organisation of Linkage Community Trust and is supported by a team of regional and head office staff.

The service worked within the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensured that people could live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence.

There were 10 people living at the service at the time of this inspection.

People’s experience of using this service:

•People continued to receive safe care. Staff understood how to keep people safe from harm and risk assessments were in place to help people and staff manage potential risks within people's day to day lives, whilst also promoting their independence.

•There were enough staff who had the right knowledge and skills to meet people’s needs in a personalised way.

•People were supported to have access to a varied and nutritious diet and the information and support they needed from staff and external healthcare professionals enabled people to consistently maintain their health.

•Staff were caring and people were treated with respect and kindness.

•People were supported to have choice and control of their lives, to be involved in reviewing their care and to be at the centre of making decisions about any changes to the way care was provided.

•People had access to a wide range of work and leisure activities of their choice and were supported to maintain any interests or hobbies they had.

•People, their circle of support and staff had a say in how the service was being run and there was an open and inclusive culture within the service.

•The registered providers governance systems continued to ensure any shortfalls in the service were addressed in a timely and responsive way.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection:

Livingstone Court was last inspected on 28 July 2016 (report published on the 1 September 2016) and was rated as good overall.

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 re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 22 March 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 22 March 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 22 March 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 22 March 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 22 March 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.