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Eastleigh Care Homes - Minehead Limited Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 14 May 2021

About the service

Eastleigh Care Home – Minehead Limited is a care home for up to 69 people. The home provides nursing and personal care. It specialises in the care of older people, including people living with dementia. At the time of the inspection there were 58 people living at the home.

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

Overall, medicines were being managed safely. However, we have made a recommendation about medicines management, specifically around information relating to time critical medicines to ensure they are administered as prescribed.

People were comfortable and relaxed at the home. Risks of abuse to people were minimised because staff knew how to recognise and report signs of abuse. Staff told us they would be confident to report their concerns to the provider.

People were able to receive care and take part in their chosen activities safely. This was because risk assessments were carried out, and control measures identified, to minimise risks.

There were sufficient staff to keep people safe and to meet their needs. Staff responded promptly to people to make sure they did not wait an unreasonable amount of time when they required assistance.

People lived in a home which was well maintained and safe. Staff followed up to date guidance on infection prevention and control to minimise risks to people.

People could be confident that the home was well managed by the provider. There were systems to monitor standards of care and plan ongoing improvements.

People and their representatives were kept up to date with any changes at the home. Staff supported people to keep in touch with friends and relatives in accordance with up to date government guidance.

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 (report published 29 November 2017.)

Why we inspected

We received concerns in relation to people not having their safety needs met. As a result, we undertook a focused inspection to review the key questions of safe and well-led only.

We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm from these concerns.

We reviewed the information we held about the service. No areas of concern were identified in the other key questions. We therefore did not inspect them. Ratings from previous comprehensive inspections for those key questions were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection.

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.

The overall rating for the service has not changed. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Eastleigh Care Home – Minehead Limited on our website at

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.

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The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



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The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.