You are here

2, 3 and 4 Nightingale Close Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 7 September 2017

2, 3 and 4 Nightingale close provides accommodation and personal care for up 18 people who have a learning disability and may also have mental health needs. On the day of our inspection there were 17 people living in the service. One person was in hospital and they had one vacancy.

When we last visited the service it was rated good.

At this inspection we found the service remained good.

People were safe because staff supported them to understand how to keep safe and staff knew how to manage risk effectively. There were sufficient numbers of care staff on shift with the correct skills and knowledge to keep people safe. There were appropriate arrangements in place for medicines to be stored and administered safely.

The Care Quality Commission is required by law to monitor how a provider applies the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and to report on what we find. DoLS are in place to protect people where they do not have capacity to make decisions and where it is considered necessary to restrict their freedom in some way. Management and staff understood their responsibility in this area. Staff were committed to ensuring all decisions were made in people’s best interest.

Staff had good relationships with people who used the service and were attentive to their needs. People’s privacy and dignity was respected at all times. People and their relatives were involved in making decisions about their care and support.

Care plans were individual and contained information about how people preferred to communicate and their ability to make decisions.

People were encouraged to take part in activities that they enjoyed, and were supported to keep in contact with family members. When needed, they were supported to see health professionals and referrals were put through to ensure they had the appropriate care and treatment.

Relatives and staff were complimentary about the management of the service. Staff understood their roles and responsibilities in providing safe and good quality care to the people who used the service.

The management team had systems in place to monitor the quality and safety of the service provided.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 7 September 2017

The service remains safe

Effective

Good

Updated 7 September 2017

The service remains effective

Caring

Good

Updated 7 September 2017

The service remains caring

Responsive

Good

Updated 7 September 2017

The service remains responsive

Well-led

Good

Updated 7 September 2017

The service remains well led