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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 January 2014
Date of Publication: 16 January 2014
Inspection Report published 16 January 2014 PDF

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 2 January 2014, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

People experienced care, treatment and support that met their needs and protected their rights.

Reasons for our judgement

At our last inspection of the service we found that, although risk assessments were carried out in respect of people’s needs, plans to manage the risks identified and maintain people’s safety were not always in place. We asked the provider to make improvements.

During our inspection on 2 January 2014 we found that the registered provider had taken steps to ensure that people were protected against the risks of receiving care or treatment that was inappropriate or unsafe.

Staff told us that a new system of assessment of people’s support needs had been implemented. Staff had received training in how to assess peoples’ needs using the new documentation. We reviewed the records of five of the nine people using the service on the day we visited. These showed that everyone had individual support plans in place, which addressed their needs and were in line with people’s individual objectives. A detailed risk assessment had been carried out for each person using the service and an up to date safety plan was in place. Safety plans made clear the actions for staff to take in order to manage the individual risks identified. An assessment of people’s physical health needs had been undertaken and action plans were in place for those people who had identified physical health needs. This helped ensure their physical as well as mental health needs were addressed.