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Elysium Care Partnerships Limited - 21b Upper Brighton Road Outstanding

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 2 September 2021

About the service

Elysium Care Partnership Limited – 21b Upper Brighton Road is a residential care home for up to seven young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. There were six young people living there when we inspected.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

The service was safe for people to live and staff to work in. People’s relatives told us that they enjoyed living at the home and the staff were kind, nice, and supportive. Risks to people were assessed and this enabled them to take acceptable risks, enjoy their lives and live safely. Accidents, incidents and safeguarding concerns were appropriately reported, investigated and recorded. Suitable numbers of trained and appropriately recruited staff were available to meet people’s needs. Medicines were safely administered. Health care professionals felt the home was safely run.

The home’s culture was open, positive and honest, with transparent management and leadership. The organisation’s vision and values were contained in the statement of purpose and understood by staff. Areas of responsibility and accountability were identified, within the home and service quality frequently reviewed. The home carried out thorough audits and records were kept up to date. Good community links and working partnerships were established. Registration requirements were met. Health care professionals were positive about the way the home was run and staff provided care.

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. Right support, right care, right culture is the guidance CQC follows to make assessments and judgements about services providing support to people with a learning disability and/or autistic people.

The service was able to demonstrate how they were meeting the underpinning principles of right support, right care, right culture. People received person-centred care in a setting that enabled them to have maximum choice, control and independence and promoted their dignity, privacy and human rights. The positive culture, ethos, values, attitudes and behaviours of leaders and care staff ensured people using service lead confident, inclusive and empowered lives.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

The last rating for this service was outstanding (published 14 February 2019).

Why we inspected

The inspection was prompted by anonymous concerns received about management, staffing levels, people’s best interest choices, medicine record keeping and people’s care and safety. A decision was made for us to inspect and examine the risks associated with these issues.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has introduced targeted inspections to follow up on previous breaches and to check specific concerns. They do not look at an entire key question, only the part of the key question we are specifically concerned about. Targeted inspections do not change the rating from the previous inspection. This is because they do not assess all areas of a key question.

We undertook a targeted inspection approach to review the key questions of Safe and Well-led where specific concerns were raised about management, medicine record keeping and people’s care and safety.

We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm from these concerns.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to coronavirus and other infection outbreaks effectively.

As no concerns were identified in relation to the key questions is the service Effective, Caring and Responsive, we decided not to inspect them. Ratings from the previous comprehensive inspections f

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 2 September 2021

At our last inspection we rated this key question good. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at the parts of this key question we had specific concerns about.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 2 September 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 2 September 2021

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 2 September 2021

Well-led

Outstanding

Updated 2 September 2021

At our last inspection we rated this key question as outstanding. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at the parts of this key question we had specific concerns about.

Details are in our well-led findings below.