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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 November 2012
Date of Publication: 19 December 2012
Inspection Report published 19 December 2012 PDF | 79.33 KB


Inspection carried out on 21 November 2012

During a routine inspection

We met with three of the four people who lived at Smugglers Barn. Each person told us that they liked living at the home. Two people showed us their bedrooms and said that they had chosen how their rooms had been decorated and furnished. One person talked to us about their life at the home, how they got on with staff and the activities they participated in. This gave us a good insight into how Smugglers Barn was run and provided us with evidence that the home was person centred.

We met five staff during our inspection and interviewed three of them, including the registered manager. Staff told us that Smugglers Barn was a good place to work and that people had genuine choice and control over their lives. Staff said that they believed people experienced "A good quality of life" at Smugglers Barn. Staff also told us that they felt well supported in their jobs with access to appropriate training and guidance from their manager.

We looked at a range of records and found that these were well maintained. It was evident that both staff and management understood the importance of keeping records accurate and up to date. This meant that staff were able to support people consistently and effectively.