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Care Home: Kemble House

  • 272 Colney Hatch Lane Friern Barnet London N11 3DD
  • Tel: 02082113411
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Kemble House is a care home registered to provide personal care for a maximum of 15 younger adults. Adults admitted into the home are those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and may also have challenging behaviour. Care is provided by care staff who are also supported by a psychiatrist and psychologist employed by the company. The home is a large detached two storey house. It is divided into two units, one upstairs and one downstairs. One unit accommodates seven residents with lower functioning autism and learning disability and the second unit is for eight residents with high functioning autism and learning disability. The aims and objectives of the home are: To support individuals in managing and living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders To acknowledge and respect the individuals and not just see the disability the service user has To encourage the development of social skills and reduce the disabling effects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders To provide an individual communication skills programme To provide an environment that is safe and predictable To encourage personal growth, whilst maintaining safety through care planning guidelines and risk assessments To provide access to a range of specialist practioners, including psychology, psychiatry, speech and language therapist and Autistic Spectrum Disorder consultants. To understand that behaviours may be a result of fear, distress, increased anxiety, anger etc, and to manage situations according to individual guidelines of support. The home is situated in Friern Barnet and is about a quarter of a mile from The North Circular Road. It is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and a large supermarket. The provider must make information available about the service, including inspection reports, to service users and other stakeholders.

  • Latitude: 51.611000061035
    Longitude: -0.15700000524521
  • Manager: Sean Michael McInerney
  • Price p/w: -
  • UK
  • Total Capacity: 15
  • Type: Care home only
  • Provider: Brookdale Healthcare Limited
  • Ownership: Private
  • Care Home ID: 9026
Residents Needs:
mental health, excluding learning disability or dementia, Learning disability

Latest Inspection

This is the latest available inspection report for this service, carried out on 24th August 2009. CQC found this care home to be providing an Excellent service.

The inspector made no statutory requirements on the home as a result of this inspection and there were no outstanding actions from the previous inspection report.

For extracts, read the latest CQC inspection for Kemble House.

Annual service review Name of Service: Kemble House The quality rating for this care home is: The rating was made on: three star excellent service 1 6 1 0 2 0 0 8 A quality rating is our assessment of how well a care home, agency or scheme is meeting the needs of the people who use it. We give a quality rating following a full review of the service. We call this review a ‘key’ inspection We do an annual service review when there has been no key inspection of the service in the last 12 months. It does not involve a visit to the service but is a summary of new information given to us, or collected by us, since the last key inspection or annual service review.   Has this annual service review changed our opinion of the service?   No You should read the last key inspection report for this service to get a full picture of how well outcomes for the people using the service are being met. The date by which we will do a key inspection: Name of inspector: Teferi Degeneh Date of this annual service review: 2 4 0 8 2 0 0 9 Annual Service Review Page 1 of 6 Information about the service Address of service: 272 Colney Hatch Lane Friern Barnet London N11 3DD 02082113411 Telephone number: Fax number: Email address: Provider web address:   na Brookdale Healthcare Limited Name of registered provider(s): Conditions of registration: Category(ies) : learning disability mental disorder, excluding learning disability or dementia Conditions of registration: Number of places (if applicable): Under 65 Over 65 15 15 0 0 1. As agreed on the 03/05/2006, one named service user aged 17-18 years old (male) with Learning Disabilities can be accommodated within the home from 18th May 2006 to 18th June 2006 Have there been any changes in the ownership, management or the No service’s registration details in the last 12 months? If yes, what have they been: Date of last key inspection: Date of last annual service review (if applicable): Brief description of the service Kemble House is a care home registered to provide personal care for a maximum of 15 younger adults. Adults admitted into the home are those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and may also have challenging behaviour. Care is provided by care staff who are also supported by a psychiatrist and psychologist employed by the company. The home is a large detached two storey house. It is divided into two units, one upstairs and one downstairs. One unit accommodates seven residents with lower functioning autism and learning disability and the second unit is for eight residents Annual Service Review Page 2 of 6 1 6 1 0 2 0 0 8 with high functioning autism and learning disability. The aims and objectives of the home are: To support individuals in managing and living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders To acknowledge and respect the individuals and not just see the disability the service user has To encourage the development of social skills and reduce the disabling effects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders To provide an individual communication skills programme To provide an environment that is safe and predictable To encourage personal growth, whilst maintaining safety through care planning guidelines and risk assessments To provide access to a range of specialist practioners, including psychology, psychiatry, speech and language therapist and Autistic Spectrum Disorder consultants. To understand that behaviours may be a result of fear, distress, increased anxiety, anger etc, and to manage situations according to individual guidelines of support. The home is situated in Friern Barnet and is about a quarter of a mile from The North Circular Road. It is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and a large supermarket. The provider must make information available about the service, including inspection reports, to service users and other stakeholders. Annual Service Review Page 3 of 6 Service update since the last key inspection or annual service review: What did we do for this annual service review? This annual service review included a review of information that the Commission has received about the home since the last inspection in October 2008. We looked at all the information that we have received, or asked for, since the last Inspection. This included: The annual quality assurance assessment (AQAA) that was sent to us by the home. The AQAA is a self-assessment that focuses on how well outcomes are being met for people who use the service. It also gave us information about the actions being taken or planned to improve the service for the people. We have sent survey forms to the people who use the service. Six people have completed and returned these forms and we have looked at them as part of this review. We also looked at the information we have about how the service manages any complaints and what the service has told us about things that have happened since the previous inspection including formal notifications as required under regulation 37 of the Care Homes Regulations 2001. The findings of the last inspection, and relevant information from other organisations were also considered as part of this review. What has this told us about the service? The home sent us their annual quality assurance assessment (AQAA) when we asked for it. It was clear and gave us all the information that we asked for. We looked at the information in the AQAA and our judgement is that the home is still providing a good service and that they know what further improvements they need to make. We are satisfied with the way the home arranges regular one-to-one meetings with the residents to talk about issues important to them. From the last inspection report and from the AQAA we note that the home provides services that meet individual needs. Each resident has a key worker (a member of staff who has a special interest in their welfare) and that the home provides services that meet the cultural and religious needs of the people who use the service. We are confident that all residents who live at the home are engaged with a variety of activities that meet their needs.For example, the AQAA says: Staff offer support in helping individuals practice and pursue their own beliefs. We also observed at our last inspection the following statements: Central to the homes aim and objectives is the promotion of the individuals rights to live an ordinary and meaningful life, both in the home and in the community. The daily life, meal arrangements and routines of residents are well organised. The views of residents and their relatives are being sought when planning the homes activities and routine. People using the service are given the opportunity to take part in activities that are imaginative, appropriate and varied. They also have opportunity to maintain important family relationships. Most of the residents who completed the survey forms said that they are happy with the staff and the activities provided at the home. For example one person wrote: They [the home] enabled me to obtain a respectable level of functioning in society. Another resident also wrote: The staff at the home plan regular activities and give residents help when they need it. Staff also give residents some independence if needed. The AQAA states: 93 of service users successfully enrolled in new work schemes/ educational programmes within the last 12 months. Annual Service Review Page 4 of 6 During our last inspection we concluded that the home recognizes the right of individuals to take control of their lives, and efforts had been made to ensure that this happens in practice. Appropriate risks assessments had been carried out. People who use the service are involved in planning their care. There is regular monitoring and reviewing of residents care plans. The AQAA tells us that all care staff have attended training to enable them to deliver care within the ethos of the home. We also note in the AQAA that the home produces monthly progress reports documenting the activities of the people who use the service and sends copies to families, representatives and social workers. We see in the AQAA that a psychologist is based at the home to help with reviews and assessments of specialist needs of the residents. We are satisfied with the overall service provided by the home and we are confident that the home is managed well. We believe that the home works well with us and has shown that their service continues to provide good outcomes for the people who use it. What are we going to do as a result of this annual service review? We will do a Key Inspection by 31st October 2010. Annual Service Review Page 5 of 6 Reader Information Document Purpose: Author: Audience: Further copies from: Annual service review CQC General Public 0870 240 7535 (national contact centre) Our duty to regulate social care services is set out in the Care Standards Act 2000. The content of which can be found on our website. Helpline: Telephone: 03000 616161 Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk Web: www.cqc.org.uk We want people to be able to access this information. If you would like a copy of the findings in a different format or language please contact our helpline or go to our website. Copyright © (2009) Care Quality Commission (CQC). 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