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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4 January 2012
Date of Publication: 25 January 2012
Inspection Report published 25 January 2012 PDF | 45.84 KB

Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by competent staff.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider and carried out a visit on 04/01/2012.

Our judgement

People who use services are safe and have their health and welfare needs met by competent staff.

User experience

We spoke with staff about the training they have done. The staff told us they had taken part in training such as infection control, safeguarding, health and safety and fire safety. All of the staff said this training had help to equip them with the skills and understanding to do their job. One member of staff told us “There is always regular training”. We looked at the training records the manager had kept, some of the staff were due to undertake refresher courses to update their knowledge. Some information on the training records was out of date but the manager explained the new owner had arranged for computers and internet connections to be available in the home. This would make arranging and keeping track of staff training easier to monitor in the future.

All new staff are given time to get to know the home’s processes and also time to spend with the people living there. This process enables people living in the home time to get used to new staff. They are also expected to complete the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards and the home manager supports staff through this.

There are supervisory and peer support arrangements in place. This means staff are given the opportunity to talk through any issues about their role or about the people they provide support to. The home using a variety of ways to do this, such as, group sessions, observations of practices and one to one meetings.

All of the staff we spoke with said they felt supported by the home and were happy to be working there. They told us the manager was supportive and the home responds to the needs of the staff as well as the needs of the people who live there.

Other evidence

We have no other evidence to consider for this outcome.