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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 30 June 2018

64 Chilcompton Road is a residential care home which provides a respite service for up to three people at a time. 64 Chilcompton Road is known to the people who use it and staff as ‘Base House’ and we shall refer to it this way in this report. Base House provides an opportunity for people with a learning disability to further develop their independent living and personal skills in a safe environment with the view of moving on to supported living. On the day of our inspection there was one person staying at Base House who was available for us to talk to.

At the last inspection in April 2016 the service was rated Good overall. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. Key questions continued to be rated Good and one had improved its rating to Outstanding. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

Why the service is rated Good.

The people who stayed at Base House and used the service were provided with high quality, safe and caring support which was exceptionally responsive. People received highly personalised care and support specific to their needs and preferences. There was an excellent understanding of seeing each person as an individual, with their own social needs. People came to stay at Base House for respite on a regular basis. During the inspection there was only one person staying at the service but we based our judgements on the support and care provided to them and others who received regular support.

Base House focussed on wellbeing and ensuring people had a sense of purpose. The aim of the service was to provide respite but also to help people further develop their independent living skills with a view towards moving on to supported living. People had been asked about their individual aspirations, such as moving into their own flat, learning to cook more Italian meals or getting a paid job. Staff then worked with people to create plans of action in order to work towards each aspiration. One person spoke to us about and others wrote about their achievements and relatives commented how much their loved one had learnt during their time at the service.

Staff demonstrated to us they cared strongly about people’s wellbeing in every aspect of their lives and worked towards improving each person’s happiness and wellbeing. Staff promoted people’s equality, diversity and ensured their human rights were upheld. Staff spoke confidently to us about how they fought for people’s rights and gave us examples which demonstrated they put people’s individuality and personal wishes before all else.

People were encouraged to socialise, pursue their interests and hobbies and try new things in a wide variety of innovative ways. For example, the service had recently been awarded money, following the delivery of a presentation by people and staff to a local ‘Dragon’s Den’, in order to put on a ball. People were very excited about this taking place.

There was evidence of quality monitoring leading to continuous improvement and people were actively involved in the running of the service. People had given their feedback about the service during a South West Action For Learning and Living Our Way Limited (SWALLOW) evaluation day. Some of the top feedback was that people were “treated like adults”, the service “met people’s individual needs”, that staff were “kind, caring and thoughtful” and that staff “made people feel valued.”

The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin “Registering the Right Support” and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen.

People were protected from

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 30 June 2018

The service remains good.

Effective

Good

Updated 30 June 2018

The service remains good.

Caring

Good

Updated 30 June 2018

The service remains good.

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 30 June 2018

The service has improved to outstanding.

Well-led

Good

Updated 30 June 2018

The service remains good.