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Archived: Seaton Court Requires improvement

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Inspection carried out on 13 June 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

New Dawn Court is a residential care home providing personal care to 31 people at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 39 people in one adapted building.

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

People were not always treated with dignity and respect or supported to maintain their appearance in line with their personal preferences.

People's experience of meal times was not always positive. The serving of meals was task led and some people were not offered a choice.

The systems in place to monitor the quality of the service were not effective and had not always highlighted or addressed the concerns identified during this inspection.

The provider had not ensured that staff had always had the skills and competence to carry out their roles.

Risks to people's health and safety were not always identified, managed and mitigated appropriately.

Care plans and risk assessments were not always up to date or provide staff with the information they required to provide person-centred care. Staff were able to tell us about people and how they preferred their support to be carried out.

People's medicines were administered safely but some improvements were needed to make sure records were up to date and accurate.

People enjoyed the visiting entertainers but some people were not supported to participate in activities that were meaningful to them.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported support them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

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

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 27 March 2018 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection.

We have found evidence that the provider needs to make improvements. Please see the Safe, Effective, Caring Responsive and Well-Led sections of this full report.

The provider has taken some action to mitigate the risks identified by implementing an action plan.


We have identified breaches in relation to the safety of the service, staff training, person centred care, treating people with dignity and respect, overall governance and informing the CQC of incidents that occurred at the service.

Full information about CQC’s regulatory response to the more serious concerns found during inspections is added to reports after any representations and appeals have been concluded.

You can see what action we have asked the provider to take at the end of this full report.

Follow up

We will request an action plan for the provider to understand what they will do to improve the standards of quality and safety. We will work alongside the provider and local authority to monitor progress. We will return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.