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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 9 January 2014
Date of Publication: 4 February 2014
Inspection Report published 04 February 2014 PDF | 77.48 KB


Inspection carried out on 9 January 2014

During a routine inspection

When we visited there were four people living in the home. We met three of the people and spoke with one in detail about his artwork and daily activities. He said he �like living in the home�. One person was engaging in their chosen activities at a local farm. We also spoke with four members of staff and two relatives.

Staff told us that Smugglers Barn was a �good home� and they said that the people living there were active, happy and well cared for by the staff who promoted their independence and autonomy. We also observed that there was a high level of respect for the people living in the home and staff were patient with people and supported them to achieve their goals. Whilst we were at the home we saw how staff worked with the people to accommodate their wishes and to resolve their concerns or issues.

One of the relatives we spoke with said, �I have no qualms about the place. The staff work tirelessly and never give up, even when his behaviour is difficult�.