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The Regard Partnership Limited - Eastbourne Road Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 31 December 2019

About the service

The Regard Partnership Limited - Eastbourne Road is a residential care home providing accommodation and support with personal to nine people with learning disabilities or on the autistic spectrum at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to nine people.

The service was a large home, bigger than most domestic style properties. It was registered for the support of up to nine people. Nine people were using the service. This is larger than current best practice guidance. However. the size of the service having a negative impact on people was mitigated by the building design fitting into the residential area and the other large domestic homes of a similar size. There were deliberately no identifying signs, intercom, cameras, industrial bins or anything else outside to indicate it was a care home. Staff were also discouraged from wearing anything that suggested they were care staff when coming and going with people.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

Procedures were in place to help protect people from the risk of abuse and staff understood their responsibilities with regard to safeguarding people. Risk assessments were in place which provided guidance about how to support people in a safe way. There were enough staff working at the service to meet people’s needs and robust staff recruitment practices were in place. The service sought to learn lessons when accidents and incidents occurred. Steps had been taken to protect people from the risk of infection. Medicines were managed safely.

People’s needs were assessed before they moved into the service to ensure those needs could be met. Staff received training and supervision to support them in carrying out their role effectively. The design and layout of the building was suitable for the people using it. People had a choice of what they ate and drank. The service worked with other agencies and professionals to support people’s health care needs. 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 told us staff were kind and caring and treated them respectfully. Staff had a good understanding of how to promote people’s privacy, dignity and independence. The provider sought to meet people’s needs in relation to equality and diversity.

Care plans were in place which set out how to meet people’s needs. People and their relatives were involved in developing these plans. People had access to a range of social and leisure activities and we saw people enjoying these on the day of our inspection. Complaints procedures were in place. Steps had been taken to make communication with people accessible to them.

Quality assurance and monitoring systems were in place to help drive improvements at the service. Some of these included seeking the views of people who used the service and others. The service had links with other agencies to help develop best practice.

The service applied the principles and value 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.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 6 June 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we rec

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 31 December 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 31 December 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 31 December 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 31 December 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 31 December 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.