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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 4 April 2018

Petunia Grove - Macclesfield is part of the David Lewis organisation and is registered to provide accommodation for four people who require support and care with their daily lives. The two-storey domestic type property is close to shops, public transport and other local amenities.

The home is a detached house in the area of Macclesfield, Cheshire. At the time of our inspection there were four people living there.

At the last inspection the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

The service had a registered manager. 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.

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. We saw that people with learning disabilities and autism who used the service were able to live as ordinary a life as any citizen.

We spoke with three people who lived in the home and one relative who all gave positive feedback about the home and the staff who worked in it. We saw that people were living busy, independent lives, supported by a willing staff team who were encouraging, supportive and respectful.

Staff spoken with and records seen confirmed training had been provided to enable them to support the people with their specific needs. We found staff were knowledgeable about the support needs of people in their care. We observed staff providing support to people throughout our inspection visit. We saw they had positive relationships with the people in their care. There was a happy, warm atmosphere in the home. We saw that individuality was encouraged and supported and people were able to express themselves in the way that they chose and that their well-being was enhanced by this support.

Care plans were person centred and driven by the people who lived who lived in the home. They detailed how people wished and needed to be cared for. They were regularly reviewed and updated as required. Maximising people’s independence was a clear focus in all of the care plans we looked at.

The residential manager understood the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This meant they were working within the law to support people who may lack capacity to make their own decisions. We saw that people were supported to make their own decisions and their choices were respected and at all times the least restrictive option was taken. Assistive technology was in place to maximise people’s independence and ensure that their privacy and dignity was respected.

The residential manager used a variety of methods to assess and monitor the quality of the service. These included regular audits of the service and staff meetings to seek the views of staff about the service. The staff team were consistent and long standing. They demonstrated that they were committed to providing the best care possible for the people living in the home.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 4 April 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 4 April 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 4 April 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 4 April 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 4 April 2018

The service remains Good.