About the service
Kimwick care home is a residential care home that can provide long and short-term residential care for up to four people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions; at the time of inspection three people lived at the home.
The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.
People’s experience of using this service and what we found
People were supported by caring staff who knew them well. There were enough staff on shift to meet people’s individual needs. There were systems and process in place to protect people from abuse.
Staff were trained and supported to meet the needs of the people living at Kimwick care home. Staff received supervision and had regular team meeting to communicate any changes.
People received their medicines as prescribed. Staff had completed competency checks to ensure the correct procedure was followed.
People had risk assessments in place to support staff in understanding and keeping people safe. Risk assessments were completed with people and their views and outcomes were recorded.
People told us staff were kind and respectful. People had their needs assessed and a comprehensive care plan document that detailed peoples likes and dislikes, routines and choices was completed. People and their representatives were fully involved in all aspects of care planning.
Staff supported people to access healthcare services including doctors, dentist, occupational therapy and any other professional required. Staff supported people to lead healthy lives through healthy eating and exercise if required.
People’s communication needs were identified, and systems put into place to ensure their views could be sought and that staff had the training required to communicate effectively with them.
People were supported to maintain relationships and take part in social activities. People who wanted to were supported to gain employment or access education.
The registered manager had systems and processes in place in ensure person centred care was delivered, these included regular audits, spot checks on staff and meetings for people and staff.
People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.
The service applied the principles and values of Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These ensure that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence.
The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.
For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk
Rating at last inspection
The last rating for this service was good (published 07 March 2017).
Why we inspected
This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.
We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.