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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 24 January 2019

What life is like for people using this service:

• People enjoyed living at Housman Court and felt safe and comfortable around staff who understood their personal circumstances and how to recognise and report abuse.

•Staff recognised the risks to people’s health, safety and well-being and how to support them safely. Where relevant, specialist equipment was used.

•People had access to support from staff when needed.

•Staff recruitment processes included a check of their background to review their suitability to work at the home.

•People received support with the medicines. Regular checks were undertaken to ensure people received the correct support by staff who were competent to support them.

•Staff understood and practised infection control techniques.

•The registered manager ensured people’s care was based on best practice and staff had the correct training to meet people’s needs.

•Staff training was reviewed and guidance on people’s needs was also shared through supervision and staff meetings.

•People were offered choices at mealtimes and encouraged to share ideas for their menu. Where people had specific nutritional requirements, these were also catered for.

•People were supported to attend healthcare appointments and advice from healthcare professionals was incorporated into people’s care.

• People were treated with dignity and respect and their independence was promoted.

•People and their families were involved in planning their care with support from staff.

•Staff supported people to enjoy a range of activities which reflected people’s individual interests.

•People and their families understood how to complain if they wanted to.

•Staff felt supported by the registered manager and felt part of a newly established team that were keen to develop people’s care further.

•Staff worked together with the registered manager and families to ensure people’s care was continually monitored, reviewed and reflected people’s needs.

• The registered managers and staff worked with other stakeholders to improve people’s experience of care. .

• We found the service met the characteristics of a “Good” rating in all areas; More information is available in the full report

Rating at last inspection: Good (published 09 June 2016)

About the service: Housman Court is a is a residential care home, providing personal care and accommodation. There were 28 people living with dementia. The service provides accommodation and personal care to older adults.

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection. The service remained rated Good overall.

Follow up: We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 24 January 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 24 January 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 24 January 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 24 January 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 24 January 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.