Inspection on 23/08/05 for Manor Park Grove, 5
Also see our care home review for Manor Park Grove, 5 for more information
This inspection was carried out on 23rd August 2005.
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 but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
The ethos of the home is service user focused. It was noted that both staff and service users appear comfortable in each other`s company and enjoy a good general rapport. They give support with warmth, friendliness and patience and treat people respectfully. Service users participate in a good variety of daytime occupations including college, structured day centres and a wide range of community based activities, facilitated by staff. Service users receive routine access to general health services. The home is well maintained, bedrooms are personalised. Equipment in the home is serviced on a regular basis.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The service user guide has been further developed and is now in a style that is more accessible to service users. The washing machine has been replaced with a sluice cycle machine in order to effectively manage soiled linen. Staff vacancies have been recruited to and staffing levels are now satisfactory. A new manager has commenced work in the home and demonstrated an understanding of areas the home needed to improve. The Manager has recently introduced a staff rota that is in a format suitable to the needs of service users.
What the care home could do better:
Individual care plans need some development to ensure they are regularly reviewed, contain guidance on health needs and set goals, so that these can be measured in the future. People are supported to take responsible risks, but some work needs to be done on how this information links in with the care plans. The home needs to consider how health action plans for service users can be introduced. This is something that the Government paper, `Valuing People` recommended that each person with a learning disability had by 2005. This is to ensure individuals receive all the care they need to stay healthy. The lack of adult protection training and Criminal Record Bureau information for some staff impact on the homes ability to show that service users are being protected from abuse and that their welfare is being promoted. Staff need to receive the right training to ensure they are able to meet the needs of people who live at the home. Staff also need to have the opportunity to have regular meetings and supervision.