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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 16 March 2019

About the service: Sutton Manor is a purpose-built care home providing accommodation for up to 45 people requiring nursing or personal care. At the time of our inspection, 32 people were living at the service. The accommodation was established over two floors. On the ground floor there was a large double height reception area, bedrooms a dining area, a large communal lounge, which was also used for delivering activities, plus two smaller quieter lounges off this. On the second floor there were bedrooms and office space. Access between the floors was via a lift or staircase which were secured to prevent risk of injury from fall.

People’s experience of using this service:

People felt safe and staff ensured that risks to their health and safety were reduced. We found that sufficient staff were deployed to safely meet people’s needs. Staff had received training to ensure they had the knowledge to protect people from the risk of avoidable harm or abuse, whilst providing care.

People were protected from the risk of an acquired health infection, as the service employed dedicated cleaning staff to ensure the environment was clean and had appropriate policies and procedures to monitor and reduce the risk

Systems were in place to support people to take their medicines safely. Staff received relevant training and felt well supported. People were asked for their consent to their care and appropriate steps were taken to support people who lacked capacity to make decisions.

People were supported to eat and drink enough to maintain good health.

There were positive and caring relationships between people using the service and the staff who cared for them. Staff promoted people's right to make their own decisions about their care where possible and respected the choices they made. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff support them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People were treated with dignity and respect by staff who understood the importance of this.

People received person-centred and responsive care from staff who had a clear understanding of their current support needs. Care plans were in place, which provided information about the care people required.

People knew how to make a complaint and there was a clear complaints procedure in place.

When people were at the end of their life the service had effective measures in place to support them and ensure their wishes and needs were met.

An open and transparent culture enabled people and staff to speak up if they wished to. The management team provided strong leadership and a clear direction to staff.

There were robust quality monitoring procedures in place. The management structure of the service was clear.

People's safety had been considered and risks had been reduced by the introduction of equipment or guidance. Staff had received training in relation to safeguarding and knew how to protect people from harm.

Information was provided in a range of formats to support understanding. People were able to access spiritual support to meet their religious beliefs.

There was a registered manager at the home and the rating was displayed at the home and on their website. When required notifications had been completed to inform us of events and incidents, this helped us the monitor the action the provider had taken.

Rating at last inspection: Not previously rated under this registration

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection. At this inspection we found the service was Good.

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

Inspection areas



Updated 16 March 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 16 March 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 16 March 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 16 March 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 16 March 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.