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Springvale Resource Centre Good

The provider of this service changed - see old profile

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Inspection carried out on 11 December 2018

During a routine inspection

Springvale Resource Centre is part of National Neurological Services Ltd and registered to provide accommodation for up to four people. They provide rehabilitation support for people over the age of 18 who have a neurological disorder or mental health issues. There were currently four people accommodated at the home.

The service had a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the CQC to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are 'registered persons'. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

This is the first rated inspection since the service changed provider.

The service used the local authority safeguarding procedures to report any safeguarding concerns. Staff had been trained in safeguarding topics and were aware of their responsibilities to report any possible abuse.

Recruitment procedures were robust and ensured new staff were safe to work with vulnerable adults.

The administration of medicines was safe. Staff had been trained in the administration of medicines and had up to date policies and procedures to follow.

The home was clean, tidy and homely in character. Staff were trained in the prevention and control of infection to help protect the health and welfare of people who used the service.

Electrical and gas appliances were serviced regularly. Each person had a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) and there was a business contingency plan for any unforeseen emergencies.

People were given choices in the food they ate and encouraged to cook for themselves. People were encouraged to eat and drink to ensure they were hydrated and well fed.

Staff had been trained in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). The registered manager was aware of their responsibilities of how to apply for any best interest decisions under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and followed the correct procedures using independent professionals.

New staff received induction training to provide them with the skills to care for people. Staff files and the training matrix showed staff had undertaken sufficient training to meet the needs of people and they were supervised regularly to check their competence. Supervision sessions also gave staff the opportunity to discuss their work and ask for any training they felt necessary.

We observed there were good interactions between staff and people who used the service. People told us staff were kind and caring.

We saw from our observations of staff and records that people who used the service were given choices in many aspects of their lives and helped to remain independent where possible.

We saw that the quality of care plans gave staff sufficient information to look after people accommodated at the care home. Plans of care were individual, person centred and reviewed regularly to help meet their health and social care needs.

We saw that people could take part in activities of their choice and families and friends were able to visit when they wanted.

Staff were trained in end of life care to offer support to people and their family members at the end of their lives.

Audits, surveys and meetings helped the service maintain and improve their standards of support.

People thought the registered manager was approachable and supportive. There were systems to audit the quality of service provision.