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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 8 September 2020

Abbeyfield Lodge provides accommodation and support for up to 13 people with a learning disability, autism or mental health needs. At the time of this inspection there were nine people living in the home. Accommodation includes twelve single bedrooms and a self-contained flat. Shared spaces include two sitting areas, a dining area, and an enclosed garden with a cabin. At the time of the inspection refurbishment works were in progress, including a new wet room.

We found the following examples of good practice:

• The provider had changed their business continuity plan to include managing risks of a second spike in COVID-19 infections. This included showing how the provider's contingency team would continue to support individual homes to keep people safe.

• The provider had up to date guidance for people using the service on how to keep safe during the pandemic. This was available in easy read format which took into account people's individual communication needs.

• The provider had updated their admissions procedure to include how to admit new people into the service during a pandemic. This included how to manage pre-admission visits to the service in a way that kept existing residents safe.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 8 September 2020

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

Effective

Good

Updated 8 September 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 8 September 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 8 September 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 8 September 2020