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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 18 December 2020

William Morris House is a specialist residential college providing accommodation and personal care for up to 35 young people with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder. People attended the college either during term time, or a full time 52-week placement. There were 22 people using the service at William Morris House at the time of the inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice

¿ The service was clean and free of malodour. There was a cleaning schedule in place to ensure that all areas of the service were cleaned.

¿ The service had implemented personal protective equipment (PPE) stations which were situated near the main entrance and throughout the home.

¿ Visitors were supported by staff to ensure they followed safe infection control, PPE guidance and to check whether they had any symptoms of coronavirus before entering the home. This included taking the visitor's temperature.

¿ People were supported to receive regular testing for Covid-19. Where people went home or left the service for any period of time, the service had procedures in place to test people before they returned to the service.

¿ Staff were compliant with weekly testing requirements and the registered manager ensured test results were followed up when not received. When unclear results had been received, the registered manager and provider sought and followed advice from PHE.

¿ Individual risk assessments had been conducted on staff which identified any vulnerabilities they may have in relation to coronavirus and any mitigating action that the provider needed to implement.

¿ The service had appropriate infection control policies and procedures in place. These had been developed in line with current government guidance. There was signage around the service for staff and visitors on what measures were being taken to minimise the risk of spread of infection. These messages were also being communicated through easy read formats, email and on the provider's website.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 18 December 2020

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 18 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 18 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 18 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 18 December 2020