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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 April 2013
Date of Publication: 3 May 2013
Inspection Report published 3 May 2013 PDF

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 8 April 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.

Reasons for our judgement

The three people supported by the agency received their care and support from the provider / registered manager, or the one employed carer. The care and support provided to each person met their daily living and social needs, however was not planned on a timetabled basis. The three people were used to living together for a number of years and were inter - dependent upon each other. At the time of our inspection the staffing arrangements were based upon the three people together rather than the three individuals separately.

The provider may like to note that they did not have systems set up to evidence how staff were allocated to each of the three people on an individual basis. When the local authority or the mental health services complete their re-assessment process and determine the care and support needs for each person and the number of weekly support hours, the provider / manager will need to be able to evidence that the funded numbers of hours had been provided.