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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 4 February 2020

About the service

Corbett House provides personal care to people in an assisted living development within privately owned, self-contained apartments. Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided.

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

People said they felt safe when staff were present. Relatives said their family member was safe at Corbett Court. The staff told us they had attended training in safeguarding of adults at risk. These staff were knowledgeable on the types of abuse and felt confident to report concerns.

Risks were assessed, and the actions depended on the level of risk identified. Staff told us they always assessed risks and were kept informed about changes.

People we spoke with told us they knew the staff that delivered personal care. They said the staff arrived on time and stayed for the agreed times. Records showed the schedule of visits and the care to be delivered.

People and their relatives made arrangements for the ordering and storage of medicines. Where staff administered medicines, the risks were assessed. Staff signed records where they administered medicines. Medicines were audited weekly by the duty manager and copies of the audits were reviewed monthly by the registered manager. We recommended the provider developed individual profiles regarding the person’s preferences on how they took their medicines and the purpose of them.

Staff were supported with the roles they were employed to perform. Staff had attended training set as mandatory by the provider.

People or families organised their healthcare visits. People made separate arrangements for their nutritional requirements. Care plans were developed where staff supported people with their eating and drinking.

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.

People told us the staff were kind and caring. They told us their rights were respected. The staff we spoke with explained their approach and how they built relationships. Relatives told us the staff were exceptionally kind and had shown compassion and complimented the staff for the care delivered to their family member.

People’s needs were assessed including the person’s ability to manage their care needs. The person’s preference on how staff were to deliver their personal care was detailed. People received minimal support from the staff and care plans reflected the support.

Relatives told us they were part of the planning of their family member’s care and were invited to reviews. People or their relatives made separate arrangements with external agencies where more extensive support with personal care was identified.

People knew who to approach with their complaints. There were no complaints received about the service since 2018.

There were a range of audits undertaken. The registered manager was supported by the area manager. Staff told us the registered manager was approachable and the team worked well together

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Good (published in May 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

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.

Inspection areas



Updated 4 February 2020

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 4 February 2020

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 4 February 2020

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below



Updated 4 February 2020

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below



Updated 4 February 2020

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.