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Stairways Supported Living Service Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 17 August 2018

The inspection took place on 26 July 2018 and was announced. At their last inspection on 22 January 2016 we rated the service Good. At this inspection we found that the service remained Good.

The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen.

Stairways Supported Living Service provides a service for up to nine people who have a learning disability and or physical disability and associated mental health needs. There were four separate flats. Two of these flats were shared occupancy one flat housed up to three people and the other up to four. The other two flats were for single tenancy. Each person in the shared accommodation had their own personalised bedroom with shared bathrooms/shower facilities, lounge, dining area and kitchen. There were eight people using the service at the time of this inspection. The registered manager’s office was in a separate part of the building.

Identified and potential risks to people’s health and well-being were reviewed and managed effectively.

People felt safe, happy and looked after in their homes. Staff received training in how to safeguard people from abuse and knew how to report concerns, both internally and externally.

The provider had safe and effective recruitment practices to help ensure that all staff were suitably qualified and experienced. Arrangements were in place to ensure there were sufficient numbers of suitable staff available to meet people’s individual needs.

The provider had plans and guidance to help staff deal with unforeseen events and emergencies. Staff checked the environment and equipment to help ensure they were maintained and safe to use.

Trained staff helped support people to take their medicines safely and at the right time.

People were positive about the skills, experience and abilities of staff who worked at the home. They received training and refresher updates relevant to their roles, staff had regular supervisions and meetings to discuss and review their development and performance.

People had access to health and social care professionals when necessary. Staff obtained people’s consent before providing personal care and support, which they did in a kind and compassionate way.

Staff had developed positive and caring relationships with people they cared for and knew them well.

People were involved in the planning, delivery and reviews of the care and support provided. Confidentiality was promoted. Information about people’s medical and personal histories was kept secure around the home.

Care was provided in a way that promoted people’s dignity and respected their privacy. People received personalised care and support that met their needs and took account of their preferences.

People were supported to pursue social interests and take part in meaningful activities relevant to their needs, both at the home and in the wider community.

The provider had systems in place to record and respond to any concerns or complaints in line with the service policy.

People and staff were complimentary about the registered manager and how the home was run.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 17 August 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 17 August 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 17 August 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 17 August 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 17 August 2018

The service remains Good.