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Archived: Seaway Bungalow

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Little Week Lane, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0LS (01626) 864066

Provided and run by:
Phoenix Learning and Care Limited

All Inspections

25 November 2018

During a routine inspection

What life is like for people using this service:

Seaway Bungalow had been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion.

People told us they were well cared for and said they felt safe living at the home. The registered manager and staff were aware of how to keep people safe. Staff had received safeguarding training and could describe signs that may indicate someone was at risk of abuse or harm.

Risks had been appropriately assessed and staff had been provided with information on how to support people safely. People’s medicines were managed, stored and administered safely and appropriately by staff who had been trained and assessed as competent to do so.

Staff were recruited safely and there were sufficient numbers of staff deployed to meet people's needs. Staff told us they felt supported and we saw evidence staff had received induction, training and ongoing supervision.

Care and support was personalised to each person which ensured they could make choices about their day to day lives. People knew how to make a complaint and felt confident they would be listened to if they needed to raise concerns.

People's healthcare needs were monitored by staff and people had access to healthcare professionals according to their individual needs. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the home supported this practice.

People benefitted from a home that was well led by a registered manager who was open and approachable. The provider had systems in place to review, monitor and improve the quality of service provided. This included a programme of audits and checks, such as reviewing medicines management, quality of care records, support to staff and environmental health and safety checks.

The home was clean, well maintained and people were protected from the risk and/or spread of infection as staff had access to personal protective equipment (PPE).

About the home:

Seaway Bungalow is a residential care home that provides personal care and support for up to two young people who have a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder. The home does not provide nursing care. At the time of the inspection there were two people living at the home.

Why we inspected:

This was the first inspection of the home since it registered with the Care Quality Commission in August 2015 as the home had previously been dormant (unoccupied).

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the home until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.