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Updated 18 April 2019

About the service

Dell Field Court is a care home for older people with learning difficulties, dementia and physical frailty. The home has 40 beds and is on three floors; each floor has its own dining area and lounge, The second-floor unit was dedicated to people from Asian origin. On the day we inspected there were 36 people living in the home.

People’s experience of using this service

People were very happy living at the home because they felt safe and all their needs were met by kind and caring staff. Relatives were pleased with the service provided to their family members and staff enjoyed working at the home.

Everyone we spoke with praised the registered manager and agreed that they were approachable, knowledgeable, fair and did their job well. A staff team who worked well together supported the registered manager. The provider employed enough staff to make sure people’s needs were met in a timely way. The provider had designed a recruitment process to make sure they only employed suitable staff.

The staff team was committed to providing a high-quality service and keeping people safe. They had undertaken training in a wide range of topics so that they were skilled and knowledgeable to effectively meet people’s needs. Staff understood their responsibilities to report any concerns.

Staff encouraged people to be as independent as possible and respected people’s privacy and dignity. All staff welcomed relatives and visitors warmly and treated them as part of ‘the family’.

Staff knew people well. They followed the guidelines in each person’s care plan so that they delivered care and support in the way each person wanted. Staff managed the risks to people’s health and welfare well.

The home was clean, fresh and hygienic. Staff used effective infection control measures to protect people from the spread of infection. Equipment was available when needed to help staff support people in a safe way.

The service had appropriate documentation in place in relation to consent and compliance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

Two activities coordinators organised a range of things for people to do. The home provided nutritious meals and external healthcare professionals supported people to maintain their health.

The registered manager actively sought the views of people and their relatives about the running of the home and they dealt promptly with any concerns that people raised.

The provider had a thorough system in place to monitor and improve the quality and safety of the service provided.

More information is in the full report.

Rating at last inspection

At the last inspection we rated this service Good. The report was published on 24 January 2017.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

Going forward we will continue to monitor this service and plan to inspect in line with our re-inspection schedule for those services rated Good.

Inspection areas



Updated 18 April 2019

The service was safe.



Updated 18 April 2019

The service was effective.



Updated 18 April 2019

The service was caring



Updated 18 April 2019

The service was responsive.



Updated 18 April 2019

The service was well-led.