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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 26 September 2017

This inspection took place on the 31 May 2017 and 2 June 2017 which was unannounced, the inspection team consisted of one inspector.

Fairmead is a residential care home registered to provide personal care for up to three people, with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum. At the time of our inspection there was one person living in the service, and the service was in process of assessing and making arrangements for a second person to move in.

The service was safe. The service’s recruitment process ensured that appropriate checks were carried out before staff commenced employment. There were sufficient staff on duty to meet the needs of the person and keep them safe from potential harm or abuse. The person’s health and wellbeing needs were assessed and reviewed to minimise risk to health. The service had adequate measures in place for the management and record keeping of administered medication.

The service was effective. The person was cared for and supported by staff who had received training on how to support the person to meet their needs. The registered manager and management team had a good understanding of their responsibilities in relation to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The person was supported to eat and drink enough as to ensure they maintained a balanced diet and referrals to health and social care services was made when required.

The service was caring. Staff cared for the person in an empathetic and kind manner. Staff had a good understanding of the person’s preferences of care. Staff always worked hard to promote the person’s independence through encouraging and supporting them to make informed decisions.

The service was responsive. Records we viewed showed the person and their relatives were involved in the planning and review of their care. Their care plan was reviewed on a regular basis and also when there was a change in care needs. The person was supported to follow their interests and participate in social activities. The service responded to complaints received in a timely manner.

The service was well-led. Staff spoke very highly of the registered manager/provider who they informed to be very supportive and worked hard to provide an exceptional service. The service had systems in place to monitor and provide good care and these were reviewed on a regular basis.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 26 September 2017

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 26 September 2017

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 26 September 2017

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 26 September 2017

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 26 September 2017

The service remains Good.