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Barham Care Centre

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Church Lane, Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0PS (01473) 830247

Provided and run by:
Optima HCI Limited

Important: The provider of this service changed. See old profile

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Barham Care Centre 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.

If you have concerns about Barham Care Centre, you can give feedback on this service.

5 May 2021

During a routine inspection

About the service

Barham Care Centre provides accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 44 people. There were 34 people living in the care home when we visited on 5 May 2021. The home is situated in Ipswich, Suffolk.

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

Staff knew how to safeguard people from the risk of harm and abuse. Staff were recruited safely, and they received appropriate training and support to equip them with the necessary skills to meet people’s needs.

Staff were kind and caring and had good relationships with people. They understood people's needs and preferences and provided personalised care. People had a choice of meals and enjoyed a varied and balanced diet.

People made their own choices about where they spent their time and had the opportunity to participate in a range of recreational and social activities.

The service communicated well with relatives and friends and worked productively with other agencies and professionals.

The registered manager had a good understanding of their responsibilities in relation to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. 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 support this practice.

The registered manager had systems in place to monitor and provide good care and these were reviewed on a regular basis.

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

Why we inspected

This was the first ratings inspection for this newly registered service following the sale to a new provider in September 2019.

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.