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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 17 July 2019

About the service

51 The Drive is a small residential home providing personal care, rehabilitation, therapy and support for up to three people with acquired brain injuries. At the time of inspection, two people were living in the home.

People continued to be cared for safely and with compassion. Staff were appropriately recruited and there were enough staff to provide care and support to people to meet their needs. Medicines systems were well organised, and staff managed people’s medicines safely. One aspect of environmental safety required strengthening. We discussed this with the registered manager and support services manager and swift action was taken to address the shortfall in the area we identified.

Staff had access to the support, supervision and training they required to work effectively in their roles. Staff supported people to have a healthy balanced diet. People’s support was overseen by a wide variety of specialist health and social care professionals. People had prompt access to healthcare support when needed.

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

Staff were caring, person centred and inclusive. People were treated with kindness, dignity and respect and staff spent time getting to know them and their specific needs and wishes.

People had personalised plans of care in place to enable staff to provide consistent care and support in line with people’s personal preferences. Staff encouraged people to follow their interests and people were supported to access many varied activities and interests.

Information was provided to people in an accessible format to enable them to make decisions about their care and support. People knew how to raise a concern or make a complaint and the provider had implemented effective systems to manage any complaints received.

The service had a positive ethos and an open culture. The registered manager was approachable, understood the needs of people, and listened to staff. People that used the service and their relatives had the opportunity to feedback on the quality of the support and care that was provided. Any required improvements were undertaken in response to people's suggestions. There were effective systems in place to monitor the quality of the service and drive improvements.

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Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 12 November 2016).

Why we inspected

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

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 17 July 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



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The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



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The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



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The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



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The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-led findings below.