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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 7 April 2021

About the service

CIMA Huthwaite is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to 4 people. The service is spilt across two adapted buildings compromising of one main house and a bungalow. There were 3 people living at the service at the time of our inspection. CIMA Huthwaite is designed to meet the needs of people diagnosed with a learning disability and/or autism.

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. Right Support, right care, right culture is the statutory guidance which supports CQC to make assessments and judgements about services providing support to people with a learning disability and/or autistic people.

This service was able to demonstrate how they were meeting the underpinning principles of Right support, right care, right culture.

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 were kept safe and there were enough staff to provide support to meet their needs. People were protected from the risk of harm and staff understood how to recognise potential abuse and how to act to keep people safe. People received their prescribed medicines and staff received training about managing medicines safely. Suitable staff had been recruited safely.

People made choices about how they wanted to be supported and how they liked to spend their time. 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. Where people lacked capacity, they were helped to make decisions. Where their liberty was restricted, this had been identified and action taken to ensure this was lawful. They received support and had access to health care services. Staff received training to ensure they could work effectively in their roles.

People had developed positive relationships with the staff. Staff helped people to make choices about their care and their views were respected. People and their family members were involved in the planning and review of their care. Where people had concerns, they were able to make a complaint, and this was responded to by the management team.

Systems were in place to assess and monitor the quality of the service. People told us they felt their views were listened to in order to improve the service. The registered manager worked in partnership with other professionals to ensure people received they care they needed.

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

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 29/08/2019 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a responsive inspection based on when the service was registered, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we were unable to inspect sooner. A decision was made for us to inspect.

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 serv

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The service was safe.

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The service was effective.

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The service was caring.

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The service was responsive.

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The service was well-led.

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