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Cambian Asperger Syndrome Services Limited - 14 Southwood Avenue Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 August 2019

About the service

Cambian Asperger Syndrome Services Limited - 14 Southwood Avenue is a residential care home providing personal care to eight young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition aged 16 to 25 years old. The service can support up to eight people. At the time of the inspection eight people were living at the home.

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.

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

There were enough staff on duty. However, the service had a number of vacancies and agency staff were supporting the staff team. The service had not yet explored people’s preferences and choices in relation to end of life care. The registered manager recognised the importance of this in case of sudden death. The service told us work had started on this following the inspection.

People told us they were happy and felt safe. Relatives said that staff had a good understanding of their loved ones needs and preferences. Risks had been identified and measures put in place to keep people safe from harm. Medicines were managed safely and administered by trained staff.

Staff listened to what people wanted and acted quickly to support them to achieve their goals and outcomes. Staff offered people solutions to aid their independence and develop their skills.

Staff were well trained and skilled. They worked with people to overcome challenges and promote their independence. The emphasis of support was towards inclusion and enabling people to learn essential life skills. Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) were promoted and understood by staff.

People, professionals and their families described the staff as caring, kind and friendly and the atmosphere of the home as relaxed and engaging. 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.

People received pre-admission assessments and effective person-centred support. The service was responsive to people’s current and changing needs. Regular reviews took place which ensured people were at the centre of their support.

Leadership was visible and promoted good teamwork. People, professionals and staff spoke highly about the management and staff had a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

Checks of safety and quality were made to ensure people were protected. Work to continuously improve the service was noted and the registered manager was keen to make changes that would impact positively on people's lives.

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.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 13 January 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 August 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 August 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 10 August 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 August 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 August 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.