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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 10 June 2021

About the service

Barrington House is a residential care home providing accommodation for people with learning disabilities who require personal care. The home cares for adults and older people. Barrington House is registered to provide care and support for up to 21 people. At the time of the inspection there were 18 people were using the service. Accommodation was provided on the ground and first floor. People's needs were varied and included support with general age-related conditions. Some people had more specialist needs associated with diabetes, autism and epilepsy.

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

People and their relatives told us they were happy with the service they received. They described the care workers as kind and caring and said the management team were visible and committed.

The registered manager had addressed the areas identified for improvement following the last inspection. For example, systems for managing and monitoring diabetes had been reviewed and were now effective. Incidents were reviewed and safeguarding concerns had been appropriately identified and escalated in line with the provider’s policy.

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.

Systems for monitoring quality and managing risks had been improved and embedded. There were arrangements to support governance and to provide management oversight. Risk assessments and care plans guided staff in how to provide care safely and in the way the person preferred. There were enough suitable staff employed to ensure people were safe.

Appropriate infection control procedures for the COVID19 pandemic were in place to keep people safe. Staff had received additional training and used appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

People and relatives were happy with how responsive staff were to their needs. Staff and management knew people very well and were proactive in responding to changing health and care needs.

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. Right support, right care, right culture is the statutory guidance which supports CQC to make assessments and judgements about services providing support to people with a learning disability and/or autistic people.

This service was able to demonstrate how they were meeting the underpinning principles of Right support, right care, right culture.

Right support:

• Model of care and setting maximises people’s choice, control and independence

Right care:

• Care is person-centred and promotes people’s dignity, privacy and human rights

Right culture:

• Ethos, values, attitudes and behaviours of leaders and care staff ensure people using services lead confident, inclusive and empowered lives

Staff promoted choice, independence and inclusion. Care plans were person centred and reflected individual’s needs and wishes. People were supported to understand information about their care which promoted their equal rights and maximised their choice and control. The ethos of staff promoted personalised support that was inclusive.

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 requires improvement (published 5 December 2019). The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do, and by when, to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations.

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 th

Inspection areas



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The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



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The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



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The service was responsive.

Details are in our caring findings below.



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The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.