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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 October 2011
Date of Publication: 20 December 2011
Inspection Report published 20 December 2011 PDF

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

Our judgement

People who lived and worked at the home were in safe, accessible surroundings that promoted their well being.

User experience

We did not speak to people living at the home about this outcome.

Other evidence

During our site visit we checked maintenance certificates for gas appliances, the passenger lift and mobility and bath hoists and found these to be up to date. A portable appliance test had taken place in April 2011 and the fire alarm system and emergency lighting had been serviced in June 2011.

There was a maintenance book in place where staff recorded repairs that needed to be undertaken. Minor repairs, such as replacing light bulbs, were carried out by staff but the manager said that she had contacted a local contractor to undertake other repairs.

We toured the premises and found them to be in a good state of repair. The only issue we found was a loose ceiling light in one bedroom. The room had a low ceiling and the occupant had knocked the light fitting and caused it to become loose. The manager agreed to change the light fitting to one that fitted close to the ceiling.