Inspection on 30/01/06 for Fairfield House
Also see our care home review for Fairfield House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 30th January 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 4 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
Students` learning continues at Fairfield House with a range of extra-curricular activities available. Student`s said they `enjoyed all the activities`, `had made lots of friends`, they thought the staff were `really lovely` and were enjoying their time at College. Promoting inclusion and decision-making are integral to life at Fairfield House and Oakwood College, and students are encouraged at all times to be involved with the running of the College. The College, and therefore Fairfield House, was inspected by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) in May 2005 and key strengths were `very good standards achieved by students in independence skills and personal development`, `good use of the community to promote learning` and `good personal support`. These strengths were also recognised at the Commission`s last two inspections. Fairfield House is a clean, hygienic, comfortable, homely environment, and students spoke highly about their bedrooms at this Inspection.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The acting manager Pat Dingle has returned to Fairfield House, and the Registered Provider will now be in a position to apply to the Commission to register him, and the new structure at the College.
What the care home could do better:
Although staff have a range of ways of giving students information, contracts and Service User Guides should be given to each student or their representative.To ensure the safety of students there must be an audit trail of medication administered by staff, with no gaps in records. To ensure the premises at Fairfield House remains in good order in the long term there should be a written maintenance and renewal programme with timescales. Now that the College management structure and acting manager is in place the responsible provider should apply to the Commission for re-registration to formalise these arrangements.