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Oakley Lodge Nursing Home Good

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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 31 December 2019

About the service:

Oakley Lodge Nursing Home is a care home that provides support and nursing care for up to seven people with physical and learning disabilities. At the time of the inspection, seven people were living at the service.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found:

People and relatives told us people’s needs had been met by skilled and attentive staff. They said people lived in a caring and supportive environment. Staff were kind and caring, and motivated to provide care in a way that ensured people could live happy and fulfilled lives. One relative said, “On the whole, I’m very happy with the care. It’s a lovely service really.”

People were protected from harm by staff who were trained to identify and report concerns. People were safe because potential risks to their health and wellbeing had been managed well. There were enough staff to support people safely. People were supported to take their medicines. Lessons were learnt from incidents to prevent recurrence. Staff followed processes to prevent the spread of infections.

Detailed care plans ensured staff had information to help them to meet people’s assessed needs. People had been supported to have enough to eat and drink. People had access to healthcare services when required, and this helped them to maintain their health and well-being.

Staff were respectful in how they interacted with people and supported them. They understood people’s individual communication methods and they ensured they gave people information in ways they could understand. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible. The policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

The provider had systems to assess and monitor the quality of the service. The registered manager and staff were motivated to provide the best service they could for people and their relatives. There had been good transition arrangements to the new provider to ensure continuity of care.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection:

The last rating for this service was good (published 9 June 2017).

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 31 December 2019

The service was safe.

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Updated 31 December 2019

The service was effective.

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Updated 31 December 2019

The service was caring.

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Updated 31 December 2019

The service was responsive.

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Updated 31 December 2019

The service was well-led.

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