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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 August 2013
Date of Publication: 6 September 2013
Inspection Report published 06 September 2013 PDF

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 8 August 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who used the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

The provider had policies and procedures in place to ensure the premises were safe, secure, suitable and well maintained. During our inspection we noted the premises were warm and clean with plenty of natural light to help promote good health and well being. We saw that people who lived at the home looked happy and relaxed in a comfortable environment.

One person told us, “I love my room, [it’s] cosy. I’ve got my own toilet.” A relative said, “The premises are very nice. The facilities are great and easy for me to access as a disabled visitor.”

Adequate emergency exits, lighting and fire fighting equipment were in place throughout together with clear instructions about their use. Appropriate levels of security were in place to keep people safe without restricting movement throughout the premises and communal garden area.

Records we checked showed the provider had emergency evacuation procedures and fire drills in place. Fire, smoke and carbon monoxide detection systems were also in place and regularly tested, as were all electrical and gas installations.