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Townfield and Coach House Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Townfield and Coach House is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to a maximum of 28 people. The home is located close to Great Harwood town centre and all local amenities. At the time of the inspection, there were 20 people accommodated in the home.

The registered manager had established effective infection prevention and control procedures which were understood and followed by the staff. The registered manager had introduced a screening process for visitors when entering the building, which included health and temperature checks as well as the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE). Two visitor pods with external access had been built in the grounds, which were designed to facilitate visits from friends and family members.

Admission to the home was completed in line with COVID-19 guidance. People were only admitted following a negative COVID-19 test result and supported to self-isolate for up to 14 days following admission to reduce the risk of introducing infection. The registered manager explained people’s health and well-being was carefully monitored during this time.

There were plentiful supplies of PPE and stocks were carefully monitored. Staff had been trained in infection control practices and posters were displayed throughout the home to reinforce procedures. We observed staff were using PPE appropriately. There were sufficient staff to provide continuity of support should there be a staff shortage.

The layout of the service and the communal areas were suitable to support social distancing. The premises had a good level of cleanliness and was hygienic throughout. Housekeeping and care staff were following an enhanced cleaning schedule and there was good ventilation. The atmosphere of the home was calm and peaceful, and we observed staff were attending to people’s needs.

The provider’s infection prevention and control policies and procedures were up to date and audits had been carried out on a regular basis. The provider also had a business contingency plan and had developed guidance and risk assessments in relation to the current pandemic.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

Updated 19 March 2021