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Croftfield Residential Care Home Good

We are carrying out a review of quality at Croftfield Residential Care Home. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 21 June 2017

This inspection took place on the 26th April 2017 and was unannounced. We last inspected the service in July 2015 and rated it as ‘Good’.

Croftfield Residential Home (Croftfield) provides care to older people, some of whom may be living with dementia. The home is a converted Victorian building set in its own gardens and situated in a rural area in north Cumbria. There are 22 bedrooms in the home and there are three separate lounge areas and a conservatory. the service is registered to support 21 people, at the time of our inspection there were 21 people living in the home.

The service had a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

The service managed medicines appropriately. They were correctly stored, monitored and administered in accordance with the prescription. People were supported to maintain their health and to access health services if needed. People who required support with eating and drinking received it and had their nutrition and hydration support needs regularly assessed.

There were sufficient staff to meet people’s needs. They were trained to an appropriate standard and received regular supervision and appraisal. As part of their recruitment process the service carried out background checks on new staff including those with the disclosure and barring service (DBS).

Where people were not able to make important decisions about their lives the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 were followed to protect their rights. Staff were aware of how to identify and report abuse. There were also policies in place that outlined what to do if staff had concerns about the practice of a colleague.

Care plans were subject to regular reviews to ensure they met people’s changing needs. They were easy to read and based on assessment and reflected the needs of people. Risk assessments were carried out and plans were put in place to reduce risks to people’s safety and welfare.

Staff had developed good relationships with people and communicated in a kind and friendly manner. They were aware of how to treat people with dignity and respect.

The service had a complaints procedure that showed people how to make a complaint and how long it would take to deal with. People were aware of how to raise a complaint and who to speak to about any concerns they had. There were no outstanding complaints in the service.

The home was well led by a registered manager who had a vision for the future of Croftfield. A quality assurance system was in place that was utilised to improve the service.

Inspection areas



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The service was safe.

Staff were aware of how to recognise and report concerns about vulnerable people.

There were sufficient staff to meet people’s needs.

Staff were recruited in a safe way.



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The service was effective.

Staff received sufficient training in health and social care.

Staff received regular supervision and appraisal.

People received appropriate nutritional support.



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The service was caring.

We observed staff interacting with people in a kind and caring manner.

Staff treated people with dignity and respect.

People had access to advocacy services if they required them.



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The service was responsive.

Care plans were based on comprehensive assessments.

The service offered a variety of activities and planned to further develop in this area.

People were able to raise issues with the service via a complaints process.



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The service was well led.

The registered manager spent time with people who used the service and her staff to ensure that the service provided was of a satisfactory standard.

The registered manager wanted to ensure people were well cared for and happy.

There was a quality assurance system in use.