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Chawley Grove

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Cumnor Hill, Oxford, OX2 9PJ (01865) 957650

Provided and run by:
Hamberley Care 2 Limited

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Chawley Grove on 6 July 2023. 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.

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28 April 2021

During a routine inspection

About the service

Chawley Grove is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care in an adapted building across three floors. At the time of the inspection 16 people aged 65 and over were living at the service and only occupying the ground floor. The service can support up to 70 people.

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

People living at Chawley Grove received safe care from skilled and knowledgeable staff. Staff knew how to identify and report any concerns. The provider had safe recruitment and selection processes in place which incorporated their values.

Risks to people's safety and well-being were managed through a risk management process. There were sufficient staff deployed to meet people's needs. Medicines were managed safely, and people received their medicines as prescribed.

People and relatives told us staff were caring. The provider had developed a ‘homemaker’ model which allowed staff to be universal workers enabling people to receive good care from staff who knew them well. Staff did all they could to promote people’s independence and we saw examples of this.

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. Staff had a particularly good understanding of when the principles of the Mental Capacity Act should be applied. People were supported to meet their nutritional needs and complimented the food at the home.

The home was well-led by a registered manager who was committed to improving people’s quality of life. The service had a clear management and staffing structure in place and staff worked well as a team. The provider had effective quality assurance systems in place that included the use of technology to monitor the quality and safety of the service. Staff worked well with external social and health care professionals.

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 9 May 2019 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

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.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

23 February 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Chawley Grove is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. People were provided with their own bedroom with private toilet and washing facilities. People lived in one adapted building which also provided additional bathrooms and toilets including lounge, dining room space and several sitting areas. There was a private garden and car park at the front of the building.

Chawley Grove is registered to provide accommodation, personal and nursing care to up to 70 older people. There were 17 people living at the service at the time of the inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider had sufficient stock of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) which complied with the quality standards.

Staff had received training around infection control and using PPE. This included in-house training and a Covid workbook which staff were expected to complete. Staff's competency around infection control and PPE was checked regularly to prevent staff complacency. There were designated areas for donning/doffing PPE. There was signage all over the service on donning and doffing PPE and hand gel was visible in all required areas, including for visitors.

The provider was aware of the government’s guidance, for relatives’ visiting to be supported and arrangements to enable safe visiting were in place. A visiting suite had been created to safely facilitate relatives' visits on a pre-booking basis. A limited number of visitors was encouraged with consideration given to allow time for disinfecting the area in between visits. All visitors had their temperature taken and completed a lateral flow test for COVID-19. The registered manager told us exceptional visits had been facilitated for people with challenging behaviours as well as those on end of life care.

People were supported to keep in contact with family members and friends through telephone calls and the use of other technology and social media platforms.

On arrival to the service, infection control procedures were explained to any visitors and a declaration form completed which included the temperatures taken at the time. Visitors were provided and required to wear the appropriate PPE in line with government guidelines.

The provider had robust systems to ensure safe admissions, including only allowing new admissions after a confirmed negative result of the Covid-19 test. Once admitted, people were immediately supported to self-isolate in their bedrooms for 14 days to reduce the risk of potential infection spreading. The provider had also assessed the environment, with consideration given where to allocate people should they need to isolate.

An additional cleaning schedule had been introduced to ensure robust measures to reduce infection risks, including additional tasks such as cleaning of any regular touchpoint surfaces. The provider participated in the Covid-19 regular testing programme for both people and staff.

Impact assessments to ensure appropriate support for staff had been carried out, these included individual health conditions and personal circumstances. Staff had access to dedicated counselling and advice if they been affected directly or indirectly by Covid-19.