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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 18 December 2018

Lynbrook is a 'care home' providing personal care to people with a learning disability. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. The property is an adapted dormer bungalow and each person has a their own bedroom. The home is registered for 4 people and there were three people living at the home when we inspected.

At our last inspection we rated the service good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

Why the service is rated Good.

The care service had been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen.

Risks to people were assessed and centred on the needs and rights of each individual and were designed to promote people’s independence.

There were enough skilled and experienced staff on duty to meet people’s needs. Recruitment systems were robust, so helped the employer make safer recruitment decisions when employing new staff. New staff had received a comprehensive induction into how the home operated and their job role. This was followed by regular training updates, supervision and specialist training to meet the needs of the people using the service.

People’s needs had been assessed before they moved to the home and we found they, and if required, their relatives had been involved in planning care. Care files reflected people’s care and support needs, choices and preferences and these were accurate and up to date.

There was a strong person centred and caring culture in the home. Person centred means that care is tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of each person, as an individual. The vision of the service was shared by the management team and staff.

People felt safe living in this home and staff supported them to stay safe in the local community. We saw that people who lived in the home were comfortable with the staff who worked there, with a supportive working relationship.

Systems were in place to protect people from the risk of harm. Staff were knowledgeable about safeguarding people and were able to explain the procedures to follow should an allegation of abuse be made. Assessments identified risks to people and management plans to reduce the risks were in place to ensure people’s safety.

Staff supported people in line with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff support them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice.

Systems were in place to ensure people received their medications in a safe and timely way from staff who were appropriately trained. More robust monitoring of medication had been introduced since our last inspection.

There was an open and transparent culture where measures were put in place from lessons learnt from incidents or errors so that they were less likely to happen again. Records showed that systems for recording and managing complaints, safeguarding concerns and incidents and accidents were very well managed and organised.

People were supported to maintain good health because they had access to appropriate health care services. They were supported to eat and drink sufficient to maintain a balanced and varied diet.

Relativ

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 18 December 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 18 December 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 18 December 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 18 December 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 18 December 2018

The service remains Good.