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Date of Inspection: 16 August 2013
Date of Publication: 17 September 2013
Inspection Report published 17 September 2013 PDF | 75.81 KB


Inspection carried out on 16 August 2013

During a routine inspection

We observed and heard people interacted with each other and with staff in a way that was unrestricted and spontaneous. People were seen to be relaxed with each other. People we talked to were looking forward to the day, as a fete had been arranged to raise funds for the home. We heard two-way conversations between staff and people who lived at Breage House, which indicated acceptance and validation of people�s views.

We spoke with three care workers, the cook and the manager. The care workers and cook told us the home had changed for the better since the appointment of the manager. Staff told us training continued to be provided, they enjoyed working at Breage House, and they felt they could approach the manager and senior staff if they needed to.

Care records, and discussion with staff, confirmed people�s care needs were met, and that care reviews took place and was a dynamic process that responded to changing care needs. We saw people were offered the opportunity to make meaningful choices on a day to day basis.

The home adhered to a robust recruitment procedure that protected people, and staff were supported in their roles with the provision of regular recorded supervision.

Records were legible, up to date and stored securely, although not all required records were available for inspection.