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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 26 November 2019

About the service

Fiorano is a residential care home providing accommodation and personal care to people who have a learning disability or autism.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

The service was a large home, bigger than most domestic style properties. It was registered for the support of up to eight people. Six younger men were using the service when we inspected. There were deliberately no identifying signs, intercom, cameras, industrial bins or anything else outside to indicate it was a care home. Staff were also discouraged from wearing anything that suggested they were care staff when coming and going with people.

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

The service applied the principles and values of Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These ensure that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence.

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

There were enough staff on duty to enable people to remain safe and receive care in a timely way. Staff were safely recruited, they knew how to keep people safe from avoidable harm. Accidents and incidents were analysed to prevent re-occurrence. People were supported to take their medicines in a safe way. The environment was safe, and people had access to appropriate equipment where needed. The premises were clean, and staff followed infection control guidelines.

People were supported to have choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People had access to health professionals when needed. People were supported to maintain a healthy diet and support was planned to meet the assessed nutritional and health needs. Staff received specialist and accredited training to ensure they could meet the needs of people living at Fiorano. Staff also received intensive supervision and support so that they could learn and reflect on their practice to ensure people with very high support needs received safe care and treatment.

Staff were kind, caring and promoted people’s dignity. Staff understood the importance of treating people with respect and ensured they did this. People were observed to have good relationships with the staff team. Staff actively ensured people maintained links with their friends and family.

People were supported to pursue their hobbies and interests including volunteer work roles within the local community, and holidays abroad. The provider had a clear complaints system, relatives told us they felt able to raise concerns, and that these were dealt with quickly.

The registered manager provided staff with leadership and was visible and approachable. Staff were motivated and enjoyed strong team work. Information from audits, incidents and quality checks was used to drive continuous improvements to the service people received.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 3 May 2017)

Why we inspected

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 26 November 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 26 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 26 November 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 26 November 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 26 November 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.