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Cherry Tree Care Centre Good

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Inspection carried out on 5 November 2020

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Cherry Tree Care Centre is a residential care home providing personal care to older people and people living with a dementia. It accommodates up to 42 people across two units in one purpose-built building. There were 35 people using the service when we visited.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• Systems were in place to prevent visitors from catching and spreading infections. Visitors were screened before they could enter the building.

• Staff promoted and practised safe social distancing throughout the home. Systems were in place to shield and isolate people should outbreaks occur.

• Sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) were in place. Staff received regular training in infection prevention and control measures and the appropriate use of PPE.

• Clear systems were in place to admit people safely into the home.

• People and staff were regularly taking part in the Covid testing programme.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection carried out on 12 November 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

Cherry Tree Care Centre is a residential care home providing personal care to 40 people at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 42 people across two floors, each of which has separate adapted facilities. One floor specialises in providing care to people living with dementia.

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

People and their relatives all gave very positive feedback on the home. One person told us, “I couldn’t be in a better place. Nothing could be improved. It is pleasant, cheerful and helpful. They are only too pleased to help with anything. The atmosphere seems really positive.”

Everyone we spoke with felt safe in the home. There were systems and processes in place to help protect people from the risk of abuse.

There were enough staff on duty to meet people’s needs. Staff understood the needs of the people they supported well. Safe recruitment procedures were followed.

Medicines were managed safely at the home, however records of the application of creams were not always completed correctly and the manager was looking for ways to address this. Risk assessments were in place, so staff had the information necessary to minimise risk.

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.

The dining experience was relaxed and enjoyable and the quality of food was good. People were supported with eating and drinking, and any special dietary needs were met. People were supported to have access to a range of healthcare professionals to ensure they remained healthy.

There was a caring culture supported by a strong staff team who respected people and treated them with dignity. Staff encouraged independence and supported people to maintain their skills. The service had a relaxed, homely atmosphere and relatives were always welcome.

People's care was delivered around their wishes and preferences and care plans reflected this.

People had access to a variety of activities inside and outside of the home.

A range of audits and checks were carried out to monitor the quality and safety of the service. Action was taken if any issues or concerns were identified.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 28 November 2018). Since this rating was awarded the registered provider of the service has changed. We have used the previous rating to inform our planning and decisions about the rating at this inspection.

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.