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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 2 June 2021

About the service

The Meadowgate Centre is a care home providing personal care and rehabilitation services for up to 40 young adults and older adults. The care home is an adapted building accommodating people across two floors. It supports people with recovery following serious illness or a stay in hospital.

At the time of inspection 18 people were living at the service.

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

People were exceptionally positive about the support they received from highly skilled staff. The service worked very well with other agencies to provide joined up care and had contributed to reduced hospital admissions for people. Staff went above and beyond to support people back into their own homes.

Staff were extremely well supported to carry out their roles. They were highly skilled and flexible in their approach to providing care to people. Consultation had been carried out to ensure the environment maximised the potential to support people’s recovery and rehabilitation.

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 said they felt safe at all times because they received the best care. Staff proactively monitored and reviewed risks to people. Medicines were safely managed. There were always lots of staff on duty. Learning took place whenever incidents occurred. Good infection control procedures were in place.

People’s care was at the heart of the service. They had choice in all aspects of their care. Activities and goal setting were used to aide recovery. These measures led to positive outcomes for people.

Quality assurance measures supported the delivery of good care. Leaders were highly skilled, and staff worked extremely well together. Good procedures were in place for seeking feedback and raising concerns.

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

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 21 November 2019 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

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.

Inspection areas



Updated 2 June 2021

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 2 June 2021

The service was exceptionally effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 2 June 2021

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 2 June 2021

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 2 June 2021

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.