Inspection on 16/12/05 for Martha House
Also see our care home review for Martha House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 16th December 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 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 staff team at Martha Trust take seriously their commitment to provide a distinctive service within the field of learning disability. The service can cater for individuals with complex learning and physical disabilities. There is a strong ethos of providing a caring environment that recognises the unique contribution of parents and carers. The quality of the provision is of a high standard. The environment has been systematically adapted. It provides stimulation and a tactile environment for individuals with physical and sensory impairments. There is a cycle of continual development and improvement at a strategic level of the Trust. The process used for assessment and care planning is of a good quality. The nursing components are strongly featured in the day-to-day running of the home. Regular access to therapeutic input by relevant and qualified professionals is a particular strength of the service.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Martha Trust had implemented the previous recommendations and requirements.
What the care home could do better:
· Records relating to children in particular the `Looking after Children ` LAC documents should be available on file for staff to refer to. This will ensure that the plan of care being provided and delivered is not isolated. Care files should be reviewed to ensure all records are being kept in respect of each service user. Accessing local advocacy services should be considered and the development of advocacy representation should be pursued. This will enable good practice models of consultation to be adopted by the Trust.DS0000027684.V272107.R01.S.doc Version 5.0 Page 6· ·Martha House·Consideration should be given to the development of a comprehensive health care plan. This will assist with providing a systematic approach to health care planning and any gaps will be easily identifiable. The complaints record should be improved to ensure all records are comprehensive and transparent. The quality of self-monitoring needs development. The area of monitoring and auditing is underdeveloped.· ·