Inspection on 14/11/06 for Cambria House
Also see our care home review for Cambria House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 14th November 2006.
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. These are things the inspector asked to be changed, but found they had not done. The inspector also 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
All residents spoken with said that the staff listen to them and that they are supported to do the things that they want to do. Staff and management are calm and friendly in their approaches to residents; they know them well and respect their individuality. A wide range of activities take place in and out of the home making use of the local facilities of Winchester which are close by.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection a review of the environment has taken place and a plan is in place to improve these standards. Some work has taken place to address the requirements made in the previous report such as having agreements about homely remedies, improving details of `as required medication and having adequate staff details in the home but further work is needed.
What the care home could do better:
More work is needed to ensure that goals and aspirations of residents are included in the activities that take place and are reviewed. Further work is needed to risk assess adequately and to ensure that there is evidence of why some restrictions are placed on residents. Action is needed to ensure that any planned physical intervention is fully documented. One was not. Training of staff in medication must be increased and some medication procedures improved in line with current national guidance. The homes procedures for assessing the competence of staff with medication must be used.More staff need to be trained in adult protection and fire safety and all should be trained in elements of bi-polar disorder. The local adult protection policy needs to be used to ensure that any investigation into an allegation is co-ordinated by the local social services. Attention is needed to ensure that all elements of fire safety are addressed sufficiently. A plan to support and train the manager, appointed in August 2006, is needed to provide adequate induction and support into the role.