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Review carried out on 8 July 2021

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Faircross 102 on 8 July 2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Faircross 102, you can give feedback on this service.

Inspection carried out on 15 April 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Faircross 102 is a care home providing accommodation and support with personal care to adults with learning disabilities and on the autistic spectrum. Three people were using the service at the time of inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Visits to the service by friends and relatives were carried out in line with current guidance. Where relatives had been unable to visit, they were encouraged to maintain contact with people electronically.

Visitors and staff were required to carry out a COVID-19 test before entering the premises, including for each shift worked. Temperature checks were carried out on staff and visitors upon arrival to the premises. People were also tested regularly and all had received a COVID-19 vaccination.

The provider had taken steps to ensure they had adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Staff had received training in the use of PPE and were seen to be wearing it during the course of the inspection.

Cleaning schedules were in place and there were systems for recording completed cleaning. These were checked daily by a member of the management team. Regular infection control audits were carried out at the service.

Inspection carried out on 4 January 2018

During a routine inspection

This inspection took place on the 4 January 2018. At the previous inspection in December 2015 we found the provider was meeting all the regulations we looked at and the service was rated overall as Good. During this inspection we found they remained Good.

Faircross 102 is a care home. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. The service is registered to provide support and accommodation to a maximum of three adults with learning disabilities and on the autistic spectrum. Three people were using the service at the time of inspection.

The service does not need to have a registered manager in place as it is managed by an individual who is registered as the sole provider.

There were enough staff working at the service to meet people’s needs and robust staff recruitment procedures were in place. Appropriate safeguarding procedures were in place. Risk assessments provided information about how to support people in a safe manner. Procedures were in place to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. Medicines were managed in a safe manner.

People’s needs were assessed before they started using the service to determine if those needs could be met. Staff received on-going training to support them in their role. People were able to make choices for themselves and the service operated within the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. People told us they enjoyed the food. People were supported to access relevant health care professionals. We have made a recommendation that new staff undertake the Care Certificate, which is a training programme designed specifically for staff that are new to working in the care sector.

People told us they were treated with respect and that staff were caring. Staff had a good understanding of how to promote people’s privacy, independence and dignity.

Care plans were in place which set out how to meet people’s individual needs. They were subject to regular review. People were supported to engage in various activities. The provider had a complaints procedure in place and people knew how to make a complaint.

Staff and people spoke positively about the senior staff at the service. Quality assurance and monitoring systems were in place which included seeking the views of people who used the service.

Inspection carried out on 30 December 2015

During a routine inspection

The inspection took place on the 30 December 2015 and was announced. This was the first inspection of the service since it was registered with the Care Quality Commission in March 2015.

The service is registered to provide accommodation and support with personal care to a maximum of three adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. Three people were using the service at the time of our inspection.

The service had a registered manager in place. 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.’

The service had appropriate safeguarding procedures in place which staff understood. Risk assessments were in place which included information about how to support people in a safe manner. There were enough staff working at the service and robust staff recruitment procedures were in place. Medicines were stored, administered and recorded safely.

Staff were well supported and received regular training and supervision. The service was operating within the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and people were able to make choices about their daily lives. This included choices about what they ate and drank. People had routine access to health care professionals.

People told us they were treated with respect and in a caring manner by staff. The service promoted people’s independence and privacy. People’s communication needs were met.

People’s needs were assessed before they moved into the service. Care plans were in place which set out how to meet people’s individual needs. The service had a complaints procedure in place and people knew how to make a complaint.

People and staff told us they found the registered manager to be approachable and helpful. The service had various quality assurance and monitoring systems in place. Some of these included seeking the views of people that used the service.