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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 May 2012
Date of Publication: 30 May 2012
Inspection Report published 30 May 2012 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

The provider was meeting this regulation. People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe and unsuitable premises.

User experience

about some of the essential standards we reviewed. We did speak with people in a general way and asked some questions. We observed people and their interactions with each other and with staff.

One person told us they had been consulted about the re-decoration plans and liked the new décor and enjoyed watching the new flat screen television in the lounge.

A key worker told us they were keen to update some of the religious items on display for a person living at Orchard Court to ensure it was appropriate to their current religious beliefs. Bedrooms sampled appeared warm comfortable and clean, and were personalised to the needs of individual.

Other evidence

The home is located on a ground floor and made up of three connecting areas (houses). Cedar house, Primrose house, and Bluebell house. There were locked key pads which took account of peoples identified risks. We saw one person move freely around the home as they had capacity and knew the keypad numbers. We saw many parts for the home had recently been re-decorated. One of the dining rooms was being re-decorated when we visited and patio sliding doors were being mended. The manager confirmed an ongoing decoration plan is in place.

We saw notice boards with information and photographs on for everyone that was secured by thick plastic. This will prevent the information being removed.