Inspection on 02/07/07 for Fairfield House
Also see our care home review for Fairfield House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 2nd July 2007.
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 found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 2 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 initial assessment process is very comprehensive and takes into account the students educational, social and emotional needs as well as their care needs. Prospective students are invited to visit the home and stay for up to four days to enable them to decide if the service is right for them. The students are actively involved in developing their care plans and reviews and in establishing personal goals. In additional to their college work the students are helped to develop their independent living skills within their home environment and an extensive range of activities are arranged to enable the students to develop their social skills and lead full and active lives. The level of assistance with personal care provided for the students is tailored to their individual needs and encourages independence and autonomy. The students are encouraged to contribute to the day to day running of their home and to take part in student meetings and complete questionnaires to enable them to have a say in the development of the service.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The staff recruitment practices have been improved to ensure that satisfactory references are obtained and background checks are carried out before new staff are allowed to work unsupervised with the students. Fire doors are no longer wedged open. The homes policies and procedures have been audited and reviewed. An application has been received by the Commission to register a manager.
What the care home could do better:
Review the medication administration records sheets to ensure that any handwritten entries are clearly written and easy to follow. Support and encourage the students to maintain control of their own medicine, unless it can be demonstrated through detailed risk assessments that it would not be safe for them to do so. Ensure that the service users and the staff are familiar with the procedures of how to make and how to receive and deal appropriately with complaints.