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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 December 2013
Date of Publication: 24 January 2014
Inspection Report published 24 January 2014 PDF


Inspection carried out on 30 December 2013

During a routine inspection

Ashridge is two separate homes that are interlinked. Twelve people were living in the main house at the time of our visit, although only eight were actually present during the inspection. A further six people were living more independently in the attached bungalow and were assessed as requiring less staff support.

We spoke with four people and we observed the care and support people received from staff. Staff interacted with people appropriately, showing respect and patience. Staff respected peoples' dignity. One person showed us proudly around their house with support from staff and told us they were, "Very happy here." Another person said, "I like living here; staff allow me to do what I want."

The accommodation was adapted to meet the needs of the people living there and had recently been extensively refurbished. Any risks to people living in the home had been assessed. The home was warm, clean and was personalised to the people who lived there.

We saw that people's support plans and risk assessments reflected their needs and were up to date. Staff that we spoke with were aware of the contents of the support plans, which enabled them to deliver appropriate and safe care.

The provider had systems in place that ensured the safe receipt, storage, administration and recording of medicines. There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people�s needs.