Inspection on 06/10/06 for Winnett Cottage
Also see our care home review for Winnett Cottage for more information
This inspection was carried out on 6th October 2006.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is (sorry - unknown). 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
The atmosphere throughout the inspection was calm and friendly, promoting a good relationship between staff and service users. The ethos of working openly, honestly and with a transparent approach appears to be effective. The home has a stable staff team to promote continuity for the service users. The home is currently adapting and implementing a new care planning system. Care plans in place are a good working examples of meeting individual and changing needs. All service users are supported within the Care Programme Approach framework and frequent reviews occur to ensure changing needs are continuously assessed and reviewed. Service users expressed that they were happy with the systems and the management and staff within the home. One service user stated that " since the last inspection, things have got much better here, there is nothing to moan about now and if all I have to moan about is the price of milk then that can`t be bad".
What has improved since the last inspection?
Following the last inspection a number of improvements have occurred, this includes, a new intake information sheet for new service users, a new labelling system in the shift diary to jobs and individual roles are completed, care plans, key worker systems and role. One bathroom has been refurbished. A new Statement of Purpose and Service Users Guide file has been set up for all current and new service users. Fridge and freezer temperatures are now being taken, this includes core food temperatures with foods appropriately labelled in the fridge upon opening. The front of the building has been tidied up and presents well. Following the last inspection, there is now a document that the company has introduced that service users sign to evident their individual involvement in the assessment process. Care plans are fully operational and key workers are now completing the reviewing of these documents with service users. Medication practices had vastly improved and staff are now completing the Lloyds Pharmacy Level III medication training however, some issues do remain. POVA training has also been completed and the general awareness of protection issues were understood by staff. Staff files have been audited and now contain all required information. Improvements have been made to the quality assurance policy and systems at the home, however these still require further development. Risk assessments for the preparation of foods and safety in the kitchen have been assessed and completed by staff. Alternative foods records are now maintained. Other new items have been purchased and include a new printer, BBQ, two bedrooms have been decorated and a new dining room carpet has been ordered.