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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 3 March 2021

Stroud Lodge provides accommodation and personal care to up to nine people who had a learning disability or a mental health disorder. At the time of our inspection the service was fully occupied.

We found the following examples of good practice

¿ The home was observed to be clean and free of malodour. There were robust cleaning schedules in place and we observed staff using sanitiser and cleaning areas of the home when we visited.

¿ The service had implemented a number of personal protective equipment (PPE) station’s which were situated in different area’s of the home. When visitors came to the home, a designated member of staff supported the visitors to ensure they followed safe infection control, PPE guidance and to check whether they had any symptoms of coronavirus before entering the home. This included taking the visitor's temperature. People had their temperature taken regularly and were monitored for signs and symptoms.

¿. Staff were being tested weekly and residents monthly as per national guidance and in line with the governments 'whole home' testing approach.

¿One person living at the home was assigned to be the Infection control champion. People were supported to understand areas of the pandemic in easy read formats and in a way in which they could understand.

¿ Individual risk assessments had been conducted on staff which identified any vulnerabilities they may have in relation to coronavirus and any mitigating action that the provider needed to implement. This included Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people.

¿ The service had appropriate infection control policies and procedures in place. These were developed in line with current government guidance.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 March 2021

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 3 March 2021

Caring

Outstanding

Updated 3 March 2021

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 3 March 2021

Well-led

Outstanding

Updated 3 March 2021