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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 26 April 2018

We inspected the service on 9 March 2018. The inspection was announced. Westview is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

Westview is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for six younger adults and people who have a learning disability. There were six men living in the service at the time of our inspection visit. The 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.

The service was run by a company who was the registered provider. There was a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations about how the service is run. In this report when we speak about both the company and the registered manager we refer to them as being, ‘the registered persons’.

At the last inspection on 14 October 2015 the service was rated, ‘Good’.

At this inspection we rated the service as, ‘Good’.

People were safeguarded from situations in which they may experience abuse including financial mistreatment. Risks to people’s safety had been assessed, monitored and managed so they were supported to stay safe while their freedom was respected. This included times when people became distressed and needed help to keep themselves and others around them safe. Medicines were managed safely. There were enough staff on duty and background checks had been completed before new care staff had been appointed. Furthermore, there were suitable arrangements to prevent and control infection. In addition, lessons had been learnt when things had gone wrong.

Care was delivered in a way that promoted positive outcomes for people and care staff had the knowledge and skills they needed to provide support in line with legislation and guidance. This included respecting people’s citizenship rights under the Equality Act 2010. People received the individual assistance they needed to enjoy their meals and they were helped to eat and drink enough to maintain a balanced diet. In addition, suitable steps had been taken to ensure that people received coordinated and person-centred care when they used or moved between different services.

People had been supported to live healthier lives by having suitable access to healthcare services so that they received on-going healthcare support. Furthermore, the accommodation was designed, adapted and decorated to meet people’s needs and expectations.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives. In addition, the registered persons had taken the necessary steps to ensure that people only received lawful care that was the least restrictive possible.

People were treated with kindness, respect and compassion and they had been given emotional support when needed. In addition, they had been supported to express their views and be actively involved in making decisions about their care as far as possible. This included them having access to lay advocates if necessary. Furthermore, confidential information was kept private.

People received personalised care that was responsive to their needs. This included them having access to information that was presented to them in an accessible way. In addition, people had been offered opportunities to pursue their hobbies and interests. Furthermore, the registered manager recognised the importance of promoti

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 26 April 2018

The service remains, �Good�.

Effective

Good

Updated 26 April 2018

The service remains, �Good�.

Caring

Good

Updated 26 April 2018

The service remains, �Good�.

Responsive

Good

Updated 26 April 2018

The service remains, �Good�.

Well-led

Good

Updated 26 April 2018

The service remains, �Good�.