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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4 May 2012
Date of Publication: 12 June 2012
Inspection Report published 12 June 2012 PDF | 57.61 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 04/05/2012 and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People who used the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

The provider was meeting this standard.

User experience

People living temporarily at Percy told us that their accommodation was comfortable. They said they signed licence agreements for the use of the accommodation. They told us that as part of their treatment programmes they had therapeutic duties or household tasks to undertake that involved keeping the building’s communal area clean and tidy. They told us the accommodation was warm, well furnished, secure and big enough.

Other evidence

We visited Percy and saw that it was a ground floor flat with a basement area. It was located in a residential area within easy walking distance of the seafront and shopping centre.

Entrance to the property was through a small glazed area on the ground floor. The accommodation on the ground floor included a communal lounge/diner, kitchen and two single bedrooms as well as bathroom and toilet. One of the bedrooms had an en-suite shower and toilet.

In the basement area there were two further bedrooms one of which could accommodate two people and a bathroom and toilet.

All rooms were appropriately furnished and furnishings and décor were in good repair.

We saw that fire safety equipment was in place. We also saw documentary evidence that all the relevant checks of utilities such as gas and electricity had been carried out to ensure they were safe and effective.

This all showed the provider had taken steps to provide care in an environment that was suitably designed and adequately maintained.