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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 27 November 2018

This inspection took place on 30 October 2018 and was unannounced.

Weaver Court is a ‘care home.’ 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 care home can accommodate up to 22 people who have a learning disability and autism spectrum disorders. Accommodation was centred over two separate living accommodations, each with their own entrance. The main accommodation at Weaver Court had nine people living within the home and four people living in the separate ‘Idlecroft’ accommodation. Both accommodations had separate living and dining areas and there was a kitchen for people to make their own meals in Idlecroft. In addition, there was a flat for one person which was separate to the other accommodations.

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.

The care service has been developed 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.

There was a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

Staff were being recruited safely and there were enough staff to take care of people and to keep the home clean. Staff were receiving appropriate training and they told us the training was good and relevant to their role. Staff were supported by the registered manager and were receiving formal supervision where they could discuss their ongoing development needs, although this needed to be more regular for some staff.

People’s relatives told us staff were helpful, attentive and caring. We saw people were treated with kindness, respect and compassion.

Care plans were up to date and detailed what care and support people required. Risk assessments were in place and showed what action had been taken to mitigate any risks which had been identified. People’s relatives told us they felt their loved ones were safe living at the home. Appropriate referrals were being made to the safeguarding team when this had been necessary.

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.

People’s healthcare needs were being met and medicines were being stored and mostly managed safely.

Staff knew about people’s dietary needs and preferences. We saw there was a good choice of meals and the food appeared tasty and nutritious. There were plenty of drinks and snacks available for people in between meals.

Activities were on offer to keep people occupied on a meaningful basis. Relatives told us they were made to feel welcome when they visited.

The home was spacious, clean and tidy although some areas required redecoration. We have made a recommendation about continued liaison with the property landlord about these areas. All the bedrooms were single occupancy.

The complaints procedure was displayed. Records showed complaints received would be dealt with appropriately although non

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 27 November 2018

The service remains good.

Effective

Good

Updated 27 November 2018

The service remains effective.

Caring

Good

Updated 27 November 2018

The service remains caring.

Responsive

Good

Updated 27 November 2018

The service remains responsive.

Well-led

Good

Updated 27 November 2018

The service has improved to good.

A registered manager was in place who provided effective leadership and management of the home.

Effective quality assurance systems were in place to assess, monitor and improve the quality of the service.