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Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home

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Rutten Lane, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1LW (01865) 849195

Provided and run by:
Sanctuary Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 23 February 2022

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

As part of CQC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are looking at how services manage infection control and visiting arrangements. This was a targeted inspection looking at the infection prevention and control measures the provider had in place. We also asked the provider about any staffing pressures the service was experiencing and whether this was having an impact on the service.

This inspection took place on 2 February 2022 and was announced. We gave the service 24 hours-notice of the inspection.

Overall inspection


Updated 23 February 2022

About the service:

Yarnton is care home that was providing personal and nursing care to 52 people at the time of the inspection.

At the last inspection on 24 April 2018, we asked the provider to take action to make improvements in fire evacuation measures as well as pressure risk and risk management, and this action has been completed.

People’s experience of using this service:

People living at Yarnton received safe care from skilled and knowledgeable staff. People told us they felt safe receiving care from the service. Staff understood their responsibilities to identify and report any concerns. The provider had safe recruitment and selection processes in place.

Risks to people's safety and well-being were managed through a risk management process. There were sufficient staff deployed to meet people's needs. The home used the same agency staff to ensure consistence. Medicines were managed safely and people received their medicines as prescribed.

People were supported to have choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the procedures in the service supported this practice. People were supported to maintain good health and to meet their nutritional needs.

People told us staff were caring. Staff consistence enabled people to receive good care from staff who knew them well. People had access to a variety of activities to prevent social isolation. However, activities could be improved and be more linked to people’s interests and hobbies.

Yarnton was well-led by a manager who was making positive changes. Staff culture had significantly improved, and this had resulted in provision of good care. The service had a clear management and staffing structure in place. Staff worked well as a team and had a sense of pride working at the service. The provider had quality assurance systems in place to monitor the quality and safety of the service.

The service was an important part of the local community. The team facilitated various community links that reflected the needs and preferences of the people who used the service.

Rating at last inspection:

At our last inspection we rated the service requires improvement. Our last report was published on 11 June 2018.

Why we inspected:

This inspection was part of our scheduled plan of visiting services to check the safety and quality of care people received.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor the service to ensure that people receive safe, compassionate, high quality care. Further inspections will be planned for future dates.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk