Inspection on 25/05/07 for 1 Lanark Close
Also see our care home review for 1 Lanark Close for more information
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The following inspection below was carried out on 25th May 2007.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Excellent. The way we rate inspection reports is consistent for all houses, though please be aware that this may be different from an official CSCI judgement.
The inspector made no statutory requirements on the home as a result of this inspection and there were no outstanding actions from the previous inspection report.
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What the care home does well
During the week residents usually remain in their usual routines, attending day centres or being out in the community. In the evenings and weekends a variety of activities are available. Residents interviewed during the inspection particularly enjoy going out to play pool, local shops and watching films in house. There are regular visits to local pubs, disco, outings to Whitby, Redcar and also sometimes to the Metro Centre. There is a kitchen/craft room in the home and residents enjoy colouring, making crafts and art. The menus showed a good variety of food with choices for every meal including a vegetarian meal. The cook is informed of the likes and dislikes of every resident and always tries to incorporate the resident`s favourite food when they visit. The home has a staff training programme in place, which is reviewed regularly. At the time of the inspection all ten residential care officers had achieved NVQ level 2 or above. The four care assistants employed had also achieved NVQ level 2. The manager and deputy manager have been in post for many years as have the majority of the staff. This ensures a consistent approach with the residents and staffs are aware of their individual needs and wishes.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the previous inspection new sliding doors are in place at the entrance. There is now more room to turn wheelchairs into the front door. The driveway and car park has block paving, which has greatly improved the entrance to the home
What the care home could do better:
To continue and maintain the standard of care and support offered to residents.