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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 May 2011
Date of Publication: 6 July 2011
Inspection Report published 6 July 2011 PDF

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There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

How this check was done

Our judgement

There were sufficient staff available to meet the health and welfare needs of the people that use the service and ensure they were safe.

User experience

People said they thought there were enough staff on duty to meet their needs.

Other evidence

Staff said they knew how to look after people living in the home.

Staff confirmed that they were able to go out with people when they wished to. The manager explained that there were three staff on duty in the morning and three staff on duty in the afternoon. There was also one waking night staff and one sleep in staff. The rota showed that staffing levels were being maintained consistently. No staff were working exceptionally long hours which could place the people who use the service at risk. The manager had advertised to fill two current full time vacancies at the service and had organised for applicants to be interviewed. The posts were currently being covered by other staff working in the organisation. This helped to ensure that consistent care could be provided to people that use the service.