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Pear Tree House

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

59 Richmond Wood Road, Queens Park, Bournemouth, BH8 9DQ (01202) 055311

Provided and run by:
Cambian Asperger Syndrome Services 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 Pear Tree House 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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30 June 2021

During a routine inspection

About the service

Pear Tree House is a care home that provides accommodation and personal care for up to five people diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. At the time of this inspection there were four people living at the home.

The service is situated in the Queens Park area of Bournemouth. The premises comprise of a three story house with five bedrooms all with en suite facilities and communal living areas. These include a kitchen/ diner and separate lounge. The garden provides areas for both recreation and seating for people to use as they wish.

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

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee people with autism and learning disabilities 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.

Right support:

The model of care and setting maximised people’s choice, control and independence. People were supported to make choices about their daily lives and participate in activities they enjoyed. Staff knew people well and supported and encouraged people to live their best lives. Staff understood the importance of social inclusion and supported people to maintain and develop relationships and engage in the wider local community.

Right care:

Care was person-centred and promoted people’s dignity, privacy and human rights. Positive behaviour support plans provided clear guidance for staff which ensured people received consistent, person centred care. Staff were knowledgeable regarding how people preferred to be supported and understood people’s individual behaviours and which events may trigger anxiety. People were supported and enabled 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.

Right culture:

The ethos, values, attitudes and behaviours of management and care staff ensured people using the service led confident, inclusive and empowered lives. Staff created a friendly, homely environment where people were supported to achieve their short and long term goals.

People told us they felt safe and enjoyed living at Pear Tree House. People were relaxed and happy with staff who knew them well and supported them in ways they preferred. People were treated with dignity and respect that valued them individually. Relatives and health and social care professionals all spoke highly of the management and staff team and commented they were very happy with the service and level of care people received.

The was a robust risk assessment system in place. Risks to people’s health, safety and well-being were regularly assessed, reviewed and updated. Where appropriate people and their families were fully included and involved in their care and support. People’s and relative's views and opinions were listened to and acted upon.

Staff understood how to identify and report abuse and were well supported in their roles. Staff received regular team meetings, supervision and annual appraisals and completed a variety of training courses to enable them to carry out their roles competently.

Staff were recruited safely. There were enough appropriately trained and experienced staff to support people in ways that suited them.

Medicines were managed, stored and administered safely. People were supported to take their medicines safely by staff who had received the appropriate levels of training and had their competency regularly checked.

Cleaning and infection control procedures followed the relevant COVID-19 guidance to help protect people, visitors and staff from the risk of infection. Government guidance regarding COVID-19 testing for people, staff and visitors was being followed.

People received healthy, nutritious meals which they enjoyed planning and cooking for themselves and others.

The service worked collaboratively with health care professionals to ensure people received the best care and support at all times. Staff were responsive to people’s changing support needs and adapted care and support according to their health needs.

The service was well-led by a registered manager who was approachable and respected by the people, relatives, health care professionals and staff. We received extremely positive feedback regarding the registered manager and their open, supportive and proactive approach to ensuring each person was supported to live their best, independent lives.

There were robust quality assurance systems in place to drive improvement and ensure the home offered a safe, effective, caring and responsive service.

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

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 8/8/2019 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.