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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 March 2014
Date of Publication: 13 March 2014
Inspection Report published 13 March 2014 PDF

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 carried out a visit on 5 March 2014, observed how people were being cared for, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

Henry Road is one of three locations where people on the PCP (Chelmsford) treatment programme for substance misuse live during the course of their treatment. It provides accommodation for up to four people, who as part of their contract attend the treatment centre which is approximately a ten minute walk. Therapies and treatments were not carried out where people were accommodated.

During our inspection we were shown round the premises by a member of staff. We found that the accommodation was clean and provided a comfortable environment for people to stay during the course of their treatment.

There were shower facilities, a kitchen with facilities for people to prepare their meals and a pleasant lounge. There was fire safety equipment in place which was checked each week to ensure people using the service were protected from the risks of fire.

PCP employed a staff member who was responsible for visiting the accommodation twice weekly to check on health and safety and maintenance issues. There were posters in Henry Road which identified 24 hour on call contact details for counsellors, medical services and an on call electrician.