Inspection on 06/11/07 for Grindleford Avenue 2
Also see our care home review for Grindleford Avenue 2 for more information
This inspection was carried out on 6th November 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 home continues to be very good at ensuring that the people who use this service are supported appropriately in all aspects of their day-to-day living. This includes providing the necessary support to enable people to be a part of the wider community and to have aspirations, expectations and goals. This is done within a clear ethos, which properly balances the right to freedom within acceptable risks without imposing unreasonable restrictions. The expert by experience was told by some of the people who live here that they like the staff and the expert noticed the good communication that exists. The staff team are diligent in maintaining an appropriate degree of awareness to ensure that each of those who live here is protected from abuse (this means that the staff at the home do everything that they can to stop any harm coming to anyone or being hurt by someone else). The managing organisation also has the necessary safeguards in place to ensure that proper and diligent staff selection and recruitment occurs. The home has effective systems in place to support staff and to make sure that they have the necessary training and skills to undertake their work.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The registered persons now provide confirmation to the manager of the home that recruitment procedures are properly followed and that all newly recruited staff have received the appropriate background checks before commencing their work at the home.
What the care home could do better:
The home needs to ensure that waste from smoking does not impinge on people who live here and that lighters and other flammable materials are not left strewn about the garden. The manager also now needs to apply to be registered with the Commission. It should also be noted by the home that the expert and the person who was supporting them were not asked to show their identification or to sign the visitors book when they arrived. The staff need to remember that this should happen every time that a visitor arrives to help ensure the safety of the people who live here. It would also be useful to check with everyone who uses this service if they have changed their mind about wishing to attend any form of religious worship and about whether they wish to engage in other different activities. The manager of the home should also consult with the people who live here to find out if there are repairs that are needed to any of their own electrical equipment and if the would like other items in their bedrooms, for example, more pictures put on the wall.