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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 6 July 2019

About the service

Borradaile is a residential home providing accommodation and care to eight young adults who attend St John's School and College. Borradaile is based in Brighton on the college campus. There were eight young men living at the home at the time of the inspection. The young men living at the home are referred to as learners by the provider and within this report. Learners can live at the home for their three years at the college, 38 weeks a year, during term time.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People were protected from the risk of harm. Risks to people were assessed and reduced and staff supported people to take positive risks to improve their independence. Medicines were managed safely, and the home was clean and hygienic.

People were supported to eat a balanced diet and had access to health professionals as required. Staff received training specifically related to people’s needs. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People received support from a staff team who were kind and caring. A relative told us, “The staff are kind and caring, they look after him and support him to do the things he likes." People’s choices were listened to and supported, and their views were sought by staff. People’s independence was promoted, and they were given opportunity to develop their skills. People’s privacy and dignity was respected.

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

People were involved in the planning of their care and support. Their care plans were individualised and reflective of their needs and preferences. People had access to a range of activities and the home had strong links with the local community.

The home was well managed. Staff spoke highly of the management and support they received. One member of staff told us, “The senior staff are outstanding and have given me good guidance and direction.” There were quality assurance and monitoring systems in place to support the people to receive high quality care. People and staff were engaged in the running of the home.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (The report was published on 26 July 2016).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 6 July 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 6 July 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 6 July 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 6 July 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 6 July 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.