Inspection on 18/10/05 for Cowden Road, 52 - 54
Also see our care home review for Cowden Road, 52 - 54 for more information
This inspection was carried out on 18th October 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Good. 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
The home provides a safe place to live for their residents, who all have learning disabilities; the residents are encouraged and supported to maintain an independent lifestyle of their choice; helping them to integrate into the local community and therefore achieving some independence. The residents are very involved in the day to day running of the home and are able to choose a range of activities appropriate to their needs. The manager and staff are committed to providing a high quality of care to their residents respecting the choices made relating to how they live their life inside and outside the home.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection the home has completely refurbished the kitchen and laundry room for the benefit of the residents. The bathroom facilities have been improved and residents now have access to walk in showers, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor Some of the bedrooms have been redecorated and further bedrooms are to be re carpeted this is an on going project; the residents are being asked about this refurbishment and will be choosing their own colour schemes.
What the care home could do better:
The home manager said that he would like more input from social services particularly when the residents have their six monthly reviews, he is endeavouring to improve this situation. The manager is also in the process of trying to access more input from professional agencies relating to specialised health care needs of the residents and updating knowledge about mental health issues. This was a very satisfactory inspection and it was evident that the manager and staff are committed to promoting the well being of the residents in their care. The home is to be commended on the range of activities, days out and holidays arranged for the residents; the residents spoken to were appreciative of the efforts of the staff to help them enjoy their life in the home.