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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 14 January 2021

About the service

Huntsman's Lodge DCA is registered to provide personal care for adults, some of who may be living with a learning disability or other complex conditions such as autism spectrum disorder or mental health. People supported by this service either live in their own homes, or in shared accommodation with others. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided. At the time of the inspection there were 13 people being supported with their personal care delivered from several supported living sites.

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

Staff followed infection control and prevention procedures to protect people from the risk of infections and COVID-19 as far as possible. People and staff were provided with the information and support they needed to understand risks from infections. The provider had robust infection prevention and control and COVID-19 procedures and regular checks were in place to ensure compliance with these.

Effective systems were in place to check the quality and safety of the service. The manager had good oversight of the service and completed regular visits to monitor and improve the service. People, relatives and staff felt able to share their views and were confident these would be listened to and acted upon.

Why we inspected

We undertook this targeted inspection to follow up on specific concerns relating to infection control and prevention which we had received about the service. CQC have introduced targeted inspections to follow up on a Warning Notice or other specific concerns. They do not look at an entire key question, only the part of the key question we are specifically concerned about. Targeted inspections do not change the rating from the previous inspection. This is because they do not assess all areas of a key question.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Huntsmans Lodge Ltd on our website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Good (published June 2018).

Follow up

We will return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 14 January 2021

Inspected but not rated.

Effective

Good

Updated 14 January 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 14 January 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 14 January 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 14 January 2021

Inspected but not rated.