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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 19 October 2019

About the service

The White House provides residential care for up to six people living with a learning disability including autism. There were six people using the service at the time of our inspection.

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 Secretary of State has asked the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to conduct a thematic review and to make recommendations about the use of restrictive interventions in settings that provide care for people with or who might have mental health problems, learning disabilities and/or autism. Thematic reviews look in-depth at specific issues concerning quality of care across the health and social care sectors. They expand our understanding of both good and poor practice and of the potential drivers of improvement.

As part of thematic review, we carried out a survey with the registered manager at this inspection. This considered whether the service used any restrictive intervention practices (restraint, seclusion and segregation) when supporting people.

The service used positive behaviour support principles to support people in the least restrictive way. No restrictive intervention practices were used.

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.

Staff were responsive to people’s individual needs and knew them well. They supported each person by spending time with them and listening to them. They ensured that each person felt included and valued as an individual. People were engaged in meaningful activities of their choice. They were consulted about what they wanted to do and were listened to.

People who used the service and their relatives were happy with the service they received. Their needs were met in a personalised way and they had been involved in planning and reviewing their care. People said the staff were kind, caring and respectful and they had developed good relationships with them.

The provider worked closely with other professionals to make sure people had access to health care services. People received their medicines safely and as prescribed. People’s nutritional needs were assessed and met.

People's needs were assessed before they started using the service and care plans were developed from initial assessments. People and those important to them were involved in reviewing care plans. Risks to their safety and wellbeing were appropriately assessed and mitigated. There were systems for monitoring the quality of the service, gathering feedback from others and making continuous improvements.

Staff were happy and felt well supported. They enjoyed their work and spoke positively about the people they cared for. They received the training

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 19 October 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 19 October 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 19 October 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 19 October 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 19 October 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.