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Inspection carried out on 26 January 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Bridgman House is a care home for people with mental health needs. A maximum of 12 people can be accommodated. At the time of our inspection there were seven people living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

•There were clear measures in place at the entrance to the home to prevent the spread of infection. These included hand sanitiser, recording of people’s temperature and taking details for tracing purposes. There were reminders throughout the home of how to practice good hand hygiene.

•There were cleaning schedules in place to ensure the environment was as clean as possible.

•We saw how staff reminded people to social distance inside the home.

•There were good supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We observed staff wearing masks throughout the home. Staff had been given training in the safest ways to put on and take off PPE to minimise the risk of spreading infection.

•People’s wellbeing was supported. The registered manager told us people enjoyed trying different kinds of coffee and so had bought lots of different kinds for people to try. People could also keep in contact with friends or relatives via online video links. Outside areas could be used in warmer weather.

•We saw how people were supported to go out to the shops when necessary (in line with restrictions that were in place at time of inspection).

•The layout and design of the building meant people could isolate if they became symptomatic

•On admission to the home, the registered manager told us they would follow guidance to isolate a person for the recommended length of time. They told us that there may be times where this would be difficult for a person due to their individual needs. If this was the case, then individual risk assessment and measures would be put in place to ensure the person and others in the home were safe.