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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 March 2021

Lawn House provides accommodation and personal care services for up to nine younger people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder or mental health needs. At the time of inspection, there were three people living at the service. The accommodation was based across two floors. The ground floor had a range of communal spaces which people could use.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Staff provided education and support to people in helping them understand how to live safely during the pandemic. This included providing advice around social distancing, infection control, COVID-19 testing and social distancing.

Where people accessed the community independently, the provider helped ensure they had access to the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks and hand gel.

The provider had a computer-based information hub, where staff could access information and guidance around COVID-19. This included a system where staff could submit COVID-19 based questions and seek responses to any queries they had around the subject.

The registered manager had a good knowledge of current COVID-19 guidelines, which had been set out by the government. They had effective systems in place to communicate and monitor staff’s adherence to changes in guidance when it was released.

There was a COVID-19 testing programme in place for people and staff, which was in line with current government recommendations.

There were effective systems in place to keep the service clean. The provider had employed cleaners to help maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the home. Staff also carried out cleaning duties, which focussed on cleaning surfaces which were frequently touched.

The provider had effective systems in place to ensure the staff had appropriate levels of PPE available. The provider had a large supply of PPE and a system where the registered manager could easily order additional supplies.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 10 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 March 2021