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Living Ambitions Limited - 330a Guildford Road Good

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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 4 June 2019

About the service:

Living Ambitions provides residential care for up to five people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. The accommodation is a detached house arranged over two floors. The service is registered to provide accommodation for those who require personal care. At the time of our inspection, there were five people living at Living Ambitions.

The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

People’s experience of using this service:

People and their relatives told us they felt safe living at Living Ambitions. Risks to people’s safety had been assessed and measures implemented to keep them safe. A positive approach to risk taking was followed to ensure people’s independence was maintained. Staff were aware of their responsibilities in safeguarding people from abuse and had developed open and trusting relationships with people.

Staff had received training and support from healthcare professionals with regards to people’s individual health needs. This had enabled staff to provide people with individualised support in these areas.

People were offered choices in their food and how they spent their time. Relatives told us that staff were caring and treated them with respect. People were supported to maintain relationships. Staff had worked at the service for many years and positive relationships had developed between people. There was a warm and homely atmosphere and people were clearly comfortable living at Living Ambitions. People’s dignity and privacy was respected, with personal care and conversations taking place behind closed doors.

People received a personalised service and were involved in developing their care plans. Staff knew people’s life histories, preferences and routines. Activities were based around people’s choices and people were supported to take part in the running of their home. There was a positive culture within the service where people, staff and relatives felt listened to. The registered manager felt supported by the provider and this flowed through the service.

Why we inspected:

This was a planned comprehensive inspection to confirm the service remained Good.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor all intelligence received about the service to ensure the next planned inspection is scheduled accordingly.

Inspection areas



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The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



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The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



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The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



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The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



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The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.