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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 22 February 2019

What life is like for people using this service:

• Medicines were not always well managed. Temperature readings of medicine storage areas and medicines audits were not being completed and the controlled medicines register did not reflect the controlled medicines stock.

• Staff were kind and caring and there was a warm, family atmosphere. We saw people interacting in a positive way with staff and each other and accessing the providers day service.

• The provider responded when they could no longer meet people’s needs and worked with other services to ensure a smooth transition for people.

• The Stables Flat met the characteristics of Good in most areas and of Requires Improvement in Safe. Overall, we have rated the service as Good.

• More information is in the full report below.

Rating at last inspection: Good (report published 25 May 2016).

About the service: The Stables Flat is a care home that was providing personal care for up to eight people living with a learning disability at the time of the inspection.

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection.

Follow up: We have rated this service as Good and we will follow up on this inspection as per our re-inspection programme, and through ongoing monitoring of information received about the service.

Inspection areas


Requires improvement

Updated 22 February 2019

The service was not always safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 22 February 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 22 February 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 22 February 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 22 February 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.