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Review carried out on 9 September 2021

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Burnet House on 9 September 2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Burnet House, you can give feedback on this service.

Inspection carried out on 17 July 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

Burnet House provides personal care to people living in a 'supported living' setting, so that they can live as independently as possible. People using the service lived in Burnet House, with office accommodation on the same site. The service can support up to five people with learning disabilities. At the time of this inspection five people were living at the service.

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 told us they felt save living at Burnet House. Staff understood what it meant to protect people from abuse. They told us they were confident any concerns they raised would be taken seriously by the registered manager. Safe procedures were in place to make sure people received their medicines as prescribed. There were enough staff available to ensure people's care and support needs were met. The provider had effective recruitment procedures in place to make sure staff had the required skills and were of suitable character and background.

Staff were provided with an effective induction and relevant training to make sure they had the right skills and knowledge for their role. Staff were supported in their jobs. Staff understood the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. 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 were supported to access relevant health and social care professionals to ensure they were getting the care and support they needed to best meet their needs.

Positive and supportive relationships had been developed between people and staff. People were treated with dignity and respect. Staff were committed to promoting people's independence.

People's care and support was planned and delivered in a way that ensured it met their needs and reflected their preferences. The care records we looked at included risk assessments. They had been devised to help minimise and monitor the risks, while promoting the person's independence as far as possible. We saw people's care records were regularly reviewed with the person.

There were effective systems in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service provided. People and staff told us the registered manager and team leader were supportive and approachable. People and staff were asked for their opinion of the quality of the service via regular meetings. The service had up to date policies and procedures which reflected current legislation and good practice guidance.

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.

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

Rating at last inspection (and update)

This service was registered with us on 17/09/2018 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the registration date.

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.