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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 26 April 2013
Date of Publication: 23 May 2013
Inspection Report published 23 May 2013 PDF | 73.03 KB


Inspection carried out on 26 April 2013

During a routine inspection

People told us that they liked living at the service and were able to come and go as they wanted. They told us the home was close to the town centre where they liked to go shopping. On the day we visited, one person was on the way out to visit the cinema; from their care records we saw this was something they liked to do on a regular basis. Staff were supportive in making these arrangements and accompanied the person on the visit.

People told us they were aware that there were some house rules and they had signed to say they would keep to these; an example being to smoke outside of the house. In the care plans we saw that people had been involved in planning their care needs and consenting to their care when this was appropriate.

Within people's care files we noted that each person had contact with the Assertive Outreach Team who supported them and the staff in delivering care appropriate to their mental health needs and legal status. For instance, support was provided for people on Community Treatment Orders and where someone had been released after being detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and had restrictions placed on them for their own safety.

We were told by the staff on duty that there were two care staff on duty during the day, and one member of sleep in staff member on each night staff on shift. The records we reviewed confirmed that a rota had been developed and staff told us they were aware of the shifts they were required to undertake.