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Inspection carried out on 13 June 2018

During a routine inspection

Sidegate Lane Nursing Home is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. This service provides nursing care. Sidegate Lane Nursing Home accommodates up to 24 adults in one adapted building.

There were 23 people living in the service when we inspected on 13 June 2018, some living with dementia and/or other mental health conditions. This was an unannounced comprehensive inspection.

At our last inspection of 24 March 2016, the service was rated Good. 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. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

The service continued to provide a safe service to people. This included systems designed to protect people from abuse and avoidable harm. Staff were available when people needed assistance. The recruitment of staff was done safely. The service was clean and hygienic. People received their medicines safely.

The service continued to provide an effective service to people. People were cared for by staff who were trained and supported to meet their needs. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People received care and support to maintain a healthy diet and good health. People were supported to access health professionals where needed. The environment was suitable for the people living there.

The service continued to provide a caring service to people. People had good relationships with the staff. Staff interacted with people in a caring manner. People were consulted about the care and support that they received.

The service continued to provide a responsive service to people. People received care and support which was assessed, planned and delivered to meet their individual needs. People were supported to participate in meaningful activities that interested them. A complaints procedure was in place. There were systems in place to support people at the end of their life.

The service continued to provide a well-led service to people. The service had a quality assurance system to monitor and assess the service provided to people. These systems assisted the manager and provide to identify and address shortfalls promptly. As a result, the quality of the service continued to improve.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection carried out on 24 March 2016

During a routine inspection

Sidegate Lane Nursing Home provides accommodation and personal care for up to 24 older people, living with dementia and/or other mental health conditions.

There were 22 people living in the service when we inspected on 24 March 2016. This was an unannounced inspection.

There was a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons.’ Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

There were procedures and processes in place to ensure the safety of the people who used the service. Risk assessments provided guidance to staff on how risks to people were minimised. There were appropriate arrangements in place to ensure people’s medicines were stored and administered safely.

Staff were trained and supported to meet the needs of the people who used the service. Staff were available when people needed assistance, care and support. The recruitment of staff was done to make sure that they were suitable to work in the service.

The service was up to date with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 20015 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). People’s nutritional needs were assessed and met. People were supported to see, when needed, health and social care professionals to make sure they received appropriate care and treatment.

Staff had good relationships with people who used the service and were attentive to their needs. Staff respected people’s privacy and dignity at all times and interacted with people in a caring, respectful and professional manner.

People were provided with personalised care and support which was planned to meet their individual needs. People, or their representatives, were involved in making decisions about their care and support.

A complaints procedure was in place. People’s concerns and complaints were listened to, addressed in a timely manner and used to improve the service.

Staff understood their roles and responsibilities in providing safe and good quality care to the people who used the service. The service had a quality assurance system and shortfalls were addressed promptly. As a result the quality of the service continued to improve.