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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 17 March 2018

This inspection visit took place on 20 February 2018 and was unannounced. The inspection was completed by one inspector. The Red House is a care service. The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the 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.” Registering the Right Support CQC policy.

At our last inspection we rated the service 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 Red House is located in Ilkeston. The accommodation is in a large Victorian house close to shops and amenities and has a secure garden. Each person has a large room with an ensuite facility. There are shared spaces which include the lounge, a dining room and a quite area. The home is registered for seven people. At the time of our inspection seven people were being living in the home.

People continued to receive safe care. There was a consistent staff group and people could request staff to support them with their individual activities or pass times. Risk assessments had been completed to reflect any area of concern and we saw guidance for staff was provided to reduce any risks. Medicines had been managed safety and when necessary medicine reviews had been completed to reduce any unnecessary medicine for people’s wellbeing. The risk of infection had been managed and lessons had been learnt from events which had occurred to drive improvements.

The care that people received continued to be effective. People had been supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff support them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice. Staff had received training for their role and the registered manager was proactive in seeking additional training when people’s needs changed. People were involved in the choice of meals and guidance was provided to support their nutritional needs or long term conditions. People could personalise their space and they had been involved in the decoration of the communal spaces in the home. Health professionals had been involved in the development of peoples care and guidance was provided and followed.

People continued to have positive relationships with the staff who were caring and treated people with respect and kindness. Staff knew people well and were able to balance this knowledge to consider the level of support people required. This reflected people’s personal space and levels of independence.

The home continued to provide a responsive approach to people’s needs. People were able to access activities of their choice and some to develop life skills. The care plans were detailed and covered all aspects of the persons care needs history and preferences. Information was available in different formats to people. Relatives were aware of how to raise a concern.

The management of the home remains good. People felt at home and enjoyed living with the people they shared their home with. The registered manager used audits and information about the home to drive improvements and safety. People’s views had been considered and used to develop any areas of change. The registered manager understood their registration and sent us information about the home. They had conspicuously displayed their rating at the home and on their website.

Further information is in the detailed findings below

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 17 March 2018

The service remains Good

Effective

Good

Updated 17 March 2018

The service remains Good

Caring

Good

Updated 17 March 2018

The service remains Good

Responsive

Good

Updated 17 March 2018

The service remains Good

Well-led

Good

Updated 17 March 2018

The service remains Good