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Speciality Care (Rest Homes) Limited - 15 Sussex Road Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 26 June 2019

About the service

15 Sussex Road is a semi-detached house in Southport situated close to the town centre and its amenities. It is a specialist residential college service providing personal and nursing care to one person aged 18 and over at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to three people. It is part of Arden College that provides specialist further education for young people aged 16-25 years of age with learning disabilities. Accommodation can be term time only or for fifty-two weeks a year.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can 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. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

The building was a semi-detached house, which fitted into the residential area. There were deliberately no identifying signs, intercom, cameras, industrial bins or anything else outside to indicate it was a care home. Staff were also discouraged from wearing anything that suggested they were care staff when coming and going with people.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

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.

The service applied the principles and values of Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These ensure that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence.

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

The service was safe. Risks to people’s health and safety were assessed and mitigated. Medicines were managed in a safe way.

People were supported to take positive risks to ensure they were able to access the community and live fulfilling lives. Staff knew people's identified risks well and were able to support people during an activity and when out in the community in a safe way. Systems and processes were in place to safeguard people from the risk of abuse. Staff received safeguarding training and had access to relevant information and guidance about how to protect people from harm.

There were enough staff deployed to ensure people received appropriate care and support. Staff worked with the person in the service and at the college. This provided the person with consistency.

Staff were familiar with the level of support people required as well as being familiar with their likes, dislikes and preferences. Staff had developed effective communication with a person, using their particular signs and symbols. This meant that the person was able to make their own decisions about their support; staff ensured they were supported to make choices on a day to day basis. This helped the person to plan their lifestyle. People had choice and control over their meals, in accordance with their wishes and preferences.

People were supported to be as independent as possible with aspects of daily living. Staff supported people to access activities and amenities in their local area. People were supported to maintain good health. Regular appointments were made with local dentists and health clinics.

Family members were kept up to date with the well-being of their relative. They we

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 26 June 2019

The service was safe.

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Effective

Good

Updated 26 June 2019

The service was effective.

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Caring

Good

Updated 26 June 2019

The service was caring.

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Responsive

Good

Updated 26 June 2019

The service was responsive.

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Well-led

Good

Updated 26 June 2019

The service was well-led.

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