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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 19 May 2016

The inspection took place on the 18 and 20 April 2016 and was announced.

Newbrae Care Home is registered to provide accommodation and care for up to 10 people some of whom may be living with dementia. There were10 people living at the service at the time of our inspection. The home does not provide nursing care.

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.

People told us the service was a safe place to live. The registered provider’s recruitment procedures ensured that only suitable staff were employed. People were supported by staff that had the skills and experience needed to provide effective care and there were enough staff to help keep people safe, meet their needs and protect them from harm and abuse. Risks to people’s health and wellbeing were appropriately assessed, managed and reviewed. People received their medication as prescribed and there were safe systems in place for receiving, administering and disposing of medicines.

Assessments of people’s capacity were carried out in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). The registered manager and staff understood and complied with the requirements of the MCA and the associated Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Staff knew people well and understood how to meet their care and support needs. People and, where appropriate, their families, were involved in the planning and review of their care; care plans were person centred and were regularly reviewed. Staff promoted people’s independence and encouraged people to do as much as possible for themselves.

Staff were kind and caring and treated people with respect and dignity. People and their relatives told us they were happy with the care and support they received. People’s nutritional needs were met and they were supported to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. People were supported to access health and social care professionals and services when needed.

There were effective quality assurance systems in place to monitor the care provided to people and to plan on going improvements.

Inspection areas



Updated 19 May 2016

The service was safe.

Staff had received safeguarding training and knew how to recognise and report abuse.

There were sufficient staffing levels to safely meet the needs of people.

People�s medicines were safely managed.



Updated 19 May 2016

The service was effective.

People were cared for by staff that were well trained and had the right knowledge and skills to carry out their roles and responsibilities.

People�s rights were protected as the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were followed.

People were supported to access appropriate services for their on-going health care needs.



Updated 19 May 2016

The service was caring.

Staff communicated effectively with people and treated them with kindness and compassion.

People were treated with dignity and respect.



Updated 19 May 2016

The service was responsive.

People received care that was personalised.

Care plans and risk assessments were reviewed regularly to ensure they reflected people�s current care and support needs.

The provider had effective arrangements in place for the management of complaints.



Updated 19 May 2016

The service was well led.

Staff felt well supported by management.

There were processes in place to seek the views of people who used the service and those acting on their behalf. Feedback was used to improve the service.

There were effective quality assurance systems in place.