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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 November 2017

This inspection took place on 20 October 2017. The service is registered to provide accommodation for up to seven people with mental health needs who require nursing or personal care. Ryecroft Apartments is a 24 hour staffed step down service that is fully supported by a multidisciplinary team also operated by the same provider. At the time of our inspection there were six people living at the location.

At the last inspection, in October 2015, the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found that the service continued to be rated as Good.

There was a registered manager in post when we inspected. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 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's needs continued to be safely met. People's needs were assessed prior to moving in to the home and people's care plans reflected their individual needs and preferences in relation to the support provided.

Assessments were in place and appropriately acted upon to promote positive risk taking and effectively manage risks to people's health and welfare. Staff had received training to provide them with the skills and knowledge they needed to provide people with safe care. There were sufficient numbers of staff available to meet people's needs in a timely way.

Staff recruitment processes protected people from being cared for by unsuitable staff and all new staff completed a thorough induction training programme. Staff understood the importance of protecting people from abuse and avoidable harm. They knew what action they needed to take to report any concerns about people's safety or well-being.

People's support was provided by a staff team that were caring, friendly, and responsive to people's changing needs. People were treated with dignity and their right to make choices about how they preferred their support to be provided was respected.

People were supported to eat a healthy diet and to have prompt access to health services to improve their health and well-being. Staff followed the advice of healthcare professionals in meeting people's needs. Staff ensured that people who required support to manage their medicines received their medicines as prescribed.

The service had a positive ethos and an open culture. The registered manager was a visible role model in the home. People and staff told us that they had confidence in the manager's ability to provide high quality managerial oversight and leadership to the home.

People's views about the quality of their service were sought and acted upon. There were systems in place to assess and monitor the on-going quality of the service.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 November 2017

The service remains good.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 November 2017

The service remains good.

Caring

Good

Updated 10 November 2017

The service remains good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 November 2017

The service remains good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 November 2017

The service remains good.