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Abbotsbury Residential Home Outstanding

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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 21 August 2019

About the service

Abbotsbury Residential Home is a residential care home providing personal care to 32 people at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 32 people. The building was designed to give easy access over one floor to all areas including outdoor space. People could move around freely accessing activities of their choosing. The service had several communal spaces as well as one ensuite bathroom.

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

People told us staff were, “Amazing and treated them very well” and were, “Very kind, caring and funny.” Staff interacted with people at their pace, unrushed and joked and laughed with each other. Staff in all roles were empowered to sit and chat to people and developed relationships that helped people feel confident to speak up. Relatives told us the service was, “Fantastic.” And “The best home ever.” People and their relatives were supported in a variety of ways to speak up and have a say in how the service was run. Many people, relatives and staff used the word ‘family’ when describing the service.

People told us of many examples of where staff had altered activities and care approaches to support individual preferences. Staff were creative in how they engaged people and prevented people feeling isolated. People and their relatives were supported with end of life care in a sensitive and individual way. People who wanted to be, were supported to have roles in the care home which they were very proud of and boosted their sense of self-worth.

People and their relatives experienced a positive and inclusive approach to care and conducted some audits to give their feedback to help improve the service. The staff worked with outside professionals and communities to improve people’s health and social wellbeing. The registered manager and staff team all had a very good understanding of their roles and were empowered to make suggestions to keep improving the care.

People told us they felt safe and secure and well cared for. People were safe because the service had good systems for monitoring risk and staff had a good understanding of people’s needs and how to keep them safe. People told us there was enough staff on duty to meet their needs and they did not need to wait when they called for support. People were supported to take their medicines safely.

People told us the food was lovely and they had plenty of choice. They told us they and their relatives were involved in planning their care and assessing their needs. People told us they could choose the décor and personalise their rooms. 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.

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

Rating at last

The last rating for this service was Good (17 March 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 21 August 2019

The service was safe.

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Updated 21 August 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 21 August 2019

The service was exceptionally caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 21 August 2019

The service was exceptionally responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 21 August 2019

The service was exceptionally well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.