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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 6 November 2019

About the service

183 Ashby Road is a small location providing accommodation for up to five people with learning disabilities and who require nursing or personal care. Accommodation was provided in one building. At this inspection four people were living there.

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's experience of using this service and what we found

People were protected from harm and abuse as the staff team had been trained to recognise potential signs of abuse and understood what to do.

People received safe care and support as the systems and procedures at 183 Ashby Road were effective in minimising the potential risks to people.

People had individual assessments of risk associated with their care and support. Staff members were aware of the necessary action they should take in the event of an emergency.

People received their medicines safely. Staff members followed the guidelines in place for safely supporting people.

The provider had effective systems in place to identify any potential errors with medicines.

Staff members followed effective infection prevention and control measures.

The providers quality monitoring procedures were effective in identifying and driving good care and support.

The management team supported staff in providing effective care for people through person-centred care planning, training and one-to-one supervision. People had access to additional healthcare services when required.

People were supported to maintain a healthy diet by a staff team which knew their individual likes and dislikes.

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 help and support from a kind and compassionate staff team with whom they had developed positive relationships. People were supported by staff members who were aware of their individual protected characteristics like age, gender, disability and religion.

People were provided with information in a way they could understand.

The provider had systems in place to encourage and respond to any complaints or compliments from people or those close to them.

The provider, and management team, had good links with the local communities within which people lived.

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was 'Good' (published 03 May 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our reinspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the 'all reports' link for 183 Ashby Road on our website at www.cqc.org.uk

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 6 November 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 6 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 6 November 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 6 November 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 6 November 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.