Inspection on 25/08/05 for 9 Roseland Avenue
Also see our care home review for 9 Roseland Avenue for more information
This inspection was carried out on 25th August 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Adequate. 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 there to be outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
Service users are provided with a wide range of activities, and encouraged to go out into the community with staff support. Service users may have wide ranging health care needs. There are clear records outlining service users health and support needs.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection, the service has made progress in meeting eight of the ten requirements and six of the eight recommendations have been met since the last inspection. This is a positive achievement, especially as the manager was absent during a large proportion of this time and an acting manager was in charge. There have been changes to the management structure, with a new deputy appointed in the home.
What the care home could do better:
Two outstanding requirements from the last inspection are to do with training. One of the requirements has been in place for 2 years and this is the fifth time it has been made. This was a requirement from the inspection dated 17th June 2003. Failure to meet this requirement by the date specified may result in enforcement action. The deputy manager stated that adult protection training will happen but could not give a date. The manager must ensure that in house training takes place in the interim. Some staff have met the requirement regarding medication training in part. They have had half a day`s training. Further information on medication training and medication policies and procedures was sent to the deputy manager after the inspection. Further medication training with protocol is planned. It is recommended that families or significant others who are involved in the service users` lives should be informed of the complaint procedure and evidence about this should be kept, as service users are not able to make complaints without any support. Staff would benefit from communication and autism training.