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Archived: Aspirations Residential Southwest Also known as The Limes

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 July 2013
Date of Publication: 29 August 2013
Inspection Report published 29 August 2013 PDF

Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by competent staff.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 30 July 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for by staff who were supported to deliver care and treatment safely and to an appropriate standard.

Reasons for our judgement

Staff received appropriate professional development. Staff were able, from time to time, to obtain further relevant qualifications. New staff completed a comprehensive induction programme, based on the nationally recognised core induction standards. This included safeguarding of vulnerable adults, food hygiene, first aid, fire safety, health and safety, medication awareness, moving and handling and positive response training. Specialist training was arranged for staff in meeting people’s needs for example in epilepsy, sensory needs and autism.

Records we looked at showed that training for some staff had passed the date the provider had set for renewal. Some of the reason for this was information about when training was due was not accurate or easy for the acting manager to access. The provider had recently allocated an administrator at their head office to co-ordinate training for all of the organisation’s services and alert individual managers as to when staff training was due. There had resulted in training being up to date for all staff working in the home.

We spoke with four members of staff and they confirmed that they had received relevant training for their role and they were able to access any additional training if they requested it. Staff told us that everyone worked together as a team and supported each other to ensure that the needs of the people living in the home were met.