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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 8 January 2020

About the service

Oakwood Lodge is a care home registered to accommodate and support up to eight people with mental health needs. At the time of the inspection, seven people were living at the home.

People’s experience of using this service

Care plans contained suitable and sufficient risk assessments to effectively manage risks and help keep people safe. Pre-employment checks had been carried out to ensure staff were suitable to support people. Staff were aware on how to safeguard people from abuse. There were appropriate numbers of staff to support people when required. Medicines were being managed safely.

Staff had completed essential training to perform their roles effectively and staff felt supported in their role. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People received care from staff who were kind and compassionate. Staff treated people with dignity and respected their privacy. Staff had developed positive relationships with the people they supported. They understood people’s needs, preferences, and what was important to them. People were encouraged to be independent and to carry out tasks without support.

Care plans were person centred and included people’s support needs. Care plans had been reviewed regularly to ensure they were accurate. People participated in regular activities to support them to develop and maintain relationships to avoid social isolation.

Systems were in place for quality assurance and quality monitoring to ensure people received high quality care.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

At our last inspection on 23 May 2017, the home was rated good (published 23 June 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 8 January 2020

The service was safe.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was effective.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was caring.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was responsive.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was well-led.

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