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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 30 November 2019

About the service

Stable Cottage is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to three people aged up to 65 at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to three people who may have learning disabilities and/or autism.

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.

People's experience of using this service and what we found.

People enjoyed living at Stable Cottage and were cared for by staff who understood their preferences and were kind.

People's individual risks had been assessed and action taken to mitigate them to ensure people stayed safe.

Staff administered people's medicines safely. Staff provided people with support to have their medicines needed to remain well.

The provider and management checked the quality of care provided and developed action plans to improve people's care.

We found the service met the characteristics of a "Good" rating in all areas;

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection.

The last rating for this service was Good [last report published on 19 August 2019].

This focused inspection was brought forward was prompted in part due to concerns received about medicine management and a safeguarding concern. A decision was made for us to inspect and examine those risks.

We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm from this concern. Please see the safe section of this full report.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Stable Cottage on our website at

Inspection areas



Updated 30 November 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 20 August 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 20 August 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 20 August 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 30 November 2019

The service is well-led

Details are in our well-led findings below.