The inspection took place on 22 December 2015 and was unannounced. This was the first inspection of this service since it was registered.
Barnford View is a care home that is registered to provide care to up to four people. The home specialises in the care of people who have a learning disability and complex needs. On the day of our inspection there were two people living at the home and a third person was in hospital.
There was a registered manager in post and they were present during our inspection. 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.
People were protected from the risk of abuse because the provider ensured that staff had received the training they needed so that they could recognise and respond to the risk of abuse.
People were protected from the risk of harm because risks to people were assessed and the provider had put steps in place to minimise them.
People received flexible and responsive care because they were supported by sufficient numbers of staff.
People were supported to receive their medication as prescribed because the provider had effective systems in place.
People were cared for by well trained and well supported staff, who received the training and support they needed so that they could carry out their role effectively.
People were supported by staff that were kind, caring and respectful and knew them well. People were encouraged to pursue their interest and hobbies so that they did the things that they liked.
People were treated with dignity and respect and were encouraged to develop their independent living skills.
People were able to make choices and decisions about how their care was arranged and delivered.
People knew what to do if they were unhappy with the care they received.
People were supported to prepare food and drinks that they enjoyed.
The provider had effective management systems in place to assess and monitor the quality of the service provided to people.