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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 22 May 2019

About the service:

Dunsford is a care home situated in the town of Spilsby, Lincolnshire. The home can accommodate up to 10 people who experience learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder. The accommodation is made up of one house which can accommodate eight people and an adjoining flat which can accommodate two people. On the day of the inspection nine people were living at Dunsford.

People’s experience of using this service:

People told us they were safe living at Dunsford. Staff knew how to keep people safe and report any situations where they felt people may be at risk of abuse or harm. Risks to people’s health, safety and welfare were identified and managed effectively.

People were treated with respect and kindness by staff who knew them well. They were supported to maintain and develop their independence, express their views and make their own decisions wherever they were able to. Staff supported and maintained people’s privacy and dignity.

People were involved in planning and reviewing their care. They were also fully involved in the way the home was run.

There were enough staff to ensure people’s needs and wishes were met. Staff were well trained and supported to provide a high quality of care for people.

The registered manager promoted a relaxed and open atmosphere within the home. There were effective systems in place to monitor the quality of care provided and ensure actions were taken where shortfalls were identified.

Rating at last inspection:

Dunsford was last inspected on 2 June 2016 (report published 2 August 2016) and was rated as good overall with a requires improvement rating for the well-led section of the report.

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection.

At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support a rating of good overall. Improvements had been made to the ways in which the home was run and we increased the previous rating for the well-led section of the report to good. More information can be found in the 'Detailed Findings' below.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about Dunsford until we return to visit as per our reinspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 22 May 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 22 May 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 22 May 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 22 May 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 22 May 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our Well-led findings below.