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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 19 June 2019

About the service:

Ash Grove is a community based extra care facility that was providing personal care to 16 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection.

People’s experience of using this service:

People were safe and staff knew how to keep them safe from harm. The provider had a recruitment process to ensure they had enough staff to support people safely. People received their medicines as prescribed. Staff followed infection control guidance and had access to personal protective equipment. Accidents and incidents were recorded and appropriate action taken.

Staff had the skills and knowledge to meet people's needs. People's nutritional needs were met. People accessed health care when needed. The environment where people lived was very well maintained, freshly decorated and smelt clean and fresh.

People were supported by staff who were kind and caring and knew them well. Staff were compassionate and empathetic and had built good relationships with people. People's privacy, dignity and independence were respected by staff. People’s equality and diversity needs were respected.

People's support needs were assessed regularly and planned to ensure they received the support they needed. People's support was individualised. People were supported to take part in social activities. The provider had a complaints process which people were aware of to share any concerns.

The service was well managed. The registered manager was known and made themselves available. Feedback questionnaires were used to gather information about people’s views. Spot checks and audits were carried out to ensure the quality of the service was maintained.

More information is in the Detailed Findings below.

Rating at last inspection:

Rated good (published 14/09/2016).

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection.

Follow up:

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

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

Inspection areas



Updated 19 June 2019

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.