Inspection on 04/08/06 for 49 Almond Close
Also see our care home review for 49 Almond Close for more information
This inspection was carried out on 4th August 2006.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is (sorry - unknown). 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 found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 14 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
The registered manager and staff team are committed to providing a safe and homely environment for service users. Service users are encouraged to engage in the daily running of the home and their views are continually sought to improve the service the home provides. This is maintained by the use of listening, and regular meetings with service users. The inspector advised the home to contact Age Concern for an Advocate to be involved with service users who do not have any family or friends.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The inspector is unable to comment in this area, as she did not undertake the previous inspection. However, the inspector was informed that the ceiling had been repaired in the kitchen, following a leak.
What the care home could do better:
The home is looking very tired and a number of areas need attention, the home needs redecorating throughout the premises. Staff left in charge of the home must be able to access records at all times. On the day of the site visit the staff member in charge was unable to locate a number of records when requested. It was also noted that the COSSH cupboard in the laundry room was left unlocked and a number of cleaning materials were inside. The member of staff locked the cupboard immediately when she was informed.