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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 17 August 2019

About the service

Eastway Leytonstone is a service providing holidays to people who require personal care aged 18 and over. At the time of the inspection 17 people had used the holiday service. Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided.

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.

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

Relatives spoke very positively about how people’s lives had been transformed since joining the service. Staff had an extremely compassionate and caring approach and went out of their way to deliver personalised care.

People experienced care that was unique and responsive to their individual needs and choices. Care focused on providing meaningful activities which promoted people’s physical and emotional wellbeing and enhanced their lives.

Staff were well-informed about people's risks and how to care for them safely. Staff received training in safeguarding adults from harm and had a positive attitude to reporting concerns. The management team regularly reviewed staffing arrangements to ensure there were enough staff with the right skills and experience to care for and support people. People's medicines were managed safely.

People were consistently consulted on all aspects of their care and treated with dignity and respect in a way that truly valued them as individuals.

Staff knew people well and the diverse communication needs of each person.

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.

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.

The leadership of the service was exceptional. The registered manager supported by their senior

management team had established a person- centred culture amongst the staff team, that consistently delivered high quality care. Staff were extremely motivated and passionate about their role and clear on their responsibilities.

Relatives and visitors expressed confidence that they could raise issues or concerns with any member of staff or the management team and that these would be addressed.

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 21 December 2016)

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

Safe

Good

Updated 17 August 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 17 August 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 17 August 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 17 August 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 17 August 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.