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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 7 March 2018

This inspection took place on 8 February 2018 and was unannounced. This meant the provider and staff did not know we would be visiting.

The Edwardian is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. The Edwardian accommodated nine people at the time of the inspection.

The service was last inspected on December 2015 and the rating for this inspection was Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

People's care records contained clear and easy to understand information about people's needs and risks and how to support them effectively. For those people who were not always able to express their needs and wishes verbally or when a person had declining mental health, staff had detailed information about the behaviours, gestures and body language people would display to communicate their needs or emotions. This was good practice and enabled staff to connect with the people they were supporting.

People received their medicine safely and were supported to access the support of health care professionals when needed. The provider had taken steps to minimise the risk of abuse because staff knew how to identify and report it.

There were enough staff to meet people's needs. Robust recruitment and selection procedures were in place and appropriate checks had been undertaken before staff began work. Staff told us they received training to be able to carry out their role. Staff received effective supervision and a yearly appraisal.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People received a varied and nutritional diet and were complimentary of the food provided.

The interactions between people and staff showed that staff knew the people really well. Staff spoken with had a good knowledge of people's needs and spoke with genuine affection about the people they supported. The atmosphere at the home was homely, relaxed and nurturing. It was clear that people felt relaxed and comfortable in the company of staff.

The management team were approachable and they and the staff team worked in collaboration with external agencies to provide good outcomes for people. Processes were in place to assess and monitor the quality of the service provided and drive improvement.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 7 March 2018

The service remains good.

Effective

Good

Updated 7 March 2018

The service remains good.

Caring

Good

Updated 7 March 2018

The service remains good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 7 March 2018

The service remains good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 7 March 2018

The service remains good.