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Care Home: Little Bramingham Farm

  • Leamington Road Luton Bedfordshire LU3 3XF
  • Tel: 01582582433
  • Fax:

  • Latitude: 51.916999816895
    Longitude: -0.44100001454353
  • Manager: Miss Emma Lawrance
  • UK
  • Total Capacity: 25
  • Type: Care home only
  • Provider: Friends of the Elderly
  • Ownership: Voluntary
  • Care Home ID: 18555
Residents Needs:
Old age, not falling within any other category

Latest Inspection

This is the latest available inspection report for this service, carried out on 15th March 2010. it is an annual review prepared by CQC after examining previous reports and information from the provider. At the time of this report, CQC judged the service to be Good.

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 Little Bramingham Farm.

Annual service review Name of Service: Little Bramingham Farm The quality rating for this care home is: The rating was made on: two star good service 1 5 0 1 2 0 0 9 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: Neil Fernando Date of this annual service review: 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 Annual Service Review Page 1 of 6 Information about the service Address of service: Leamington Road Luton Bedfordshire LU3 3XF 01582582433 Telephone number: Fax number: Email address: Provider web address:   Name of registered provider(s): Conditions of registration: Category(ies) : old age, not falling within any other category Conditions of registration: Friends of the Elderly Number of places (if applicable): Under 65 Over 65 0 25 The maximum number of service users who can be accommodated is 25 The registered person may provide the following categories of service only: Care Home only - Code PC to service users of the following gender: Either whose primary care needs on admission to the home are within the following categories: Old age, not falling within any other category - Code OP 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 Little Bramingham Farm is a care home, which is owned and managed by the Friends of the Elderly, since 22 July 2008. It is registered to accommodate up to 25 older people. The property is a refurbished farmhouse with a large extension providing a total of 25 bedrooms, with en- suite facilities. The building has been upgraded to a high standard. Within the complex there are 18 sheltered housing bungalows, all overseen by the Annual Service Review Page 2 of 6 1 5 0 1 2 0 0 9 manager. The home is located in a pleasant residential area of the northern boundary of Luton. The home stands in its own grounds with ample car parking facilities. The home is close to a shopping precinct, large superstores, a pub and a church. A copy of the service users guide is available for residents and visitors to read. The fees for this service vary between £509 and £532 per resident per week; the exact fees are reflected in individual contracts for the residents. 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? We looked at all the information that we have received or asked for, since the last key inspection. We have then used the information to assess the home for this annual service review. This includes: The Annual Quality Assurance Assessment (AQAA) - a document which gives the manager the opportunity to tell us how the home is meeting the standards and regulations; it also includes some useful statistical information about the service. Surveys returned to us by people using the service and staff working at the home. We make use of any notifications received from the service about significant events affecting residents, staff and the running of the home. We also make use of any other information received about the service since our last key inspection or annual service review; this could be from health and social care professionals, representatives and other stakeholders. The previous key inspection and the results of any subsequent visits to the home. What has this told us about the service? The Manager returned the AQAA to us on 13 November 2009, when we asked for it. It is clear and provides us the information we asked for. Responding to What our service does well regarding health and personal care?, the registered Manager tells us Up to date care plans which are detailed and reflect each residents individual needs. These are updated monthly or more often as required. These care plans include personal history, activities of daily living, spiritual and cultural needs, risk assessments and many more. Good relationships with District Nurse team enable us to prevent pressure sores, and have access to specialist equipment such as mattresses and hospital beds when required. Additional services of chiropodist, dentist, optician, manicurist and hairdresser always available within the home. Good record keeping of medication received, administered and returned. All drugs are stored securely inside locked cupboards in the locked medication room. Ensure staff understand the importance of knocking before entering, address residents as preferred and maintain dignity at all times. Our judgment based on the information in the AQAA is that the home is still providing a good service and that they know what further improvements they need to make. Surveys were sent out to 10 residents and 8 staff to seek their views on the quality of services offered at this home. To date, we have received completed surveys from 9 residents and 7 staff. Residents and relatives indicate that they are satisfied with the care and support offered at this home. Comments from residents include, Very satisfied, quite happy here, like the room Im living in, meals are always good and Its like home to home. In terms of what the home could do better,one resident suggested: Better selection of menus and more staff. The general impression is that we are permanently short of staff, reflected another resident in their survey. Annual Service Review Page 4 of 6 Information from staff is positive as well and examples are We try very hard to make the residents feel like they belong here, Offers a high standard of care, is a warm and welcoming environment. Food and activities are both of the highest standard and We now have been allocated another member of staff so that will now make all the difference to the care we offer. We have made telephone contact with the home on 12 January 2010 and spoken with the Assistant Manager; she provided the following information: i) There are currently no complaints pending; there have been no complaints made to the Care Quality Commission about any aspects of the service. ii) There are currently no safeguarding matters pending. The home has continued to notify the Commission of any incidents affecting any residents, staff or the running of the home, as required under Regulation 37. The main findings of the last inspection report dated 15 January 2009 were that The inspection indicates that the home is being managed well; residents are being cared for by a confident, well-trained and motivated staff team. Residents expressed a great deal of satisfaction regarding the quality of service they receive, a view echoed by 2 visitors and staff spoken with. What are we going to do as a result of this annual service review? Our plan is to do an annual service review by 12 January 2011 and a key inspection by 14 January 2012, unless information is received to trigger an earlier inspection. We can inspect this service at any time, if we have concerns about the care or welfare of any residents. There is currently no evidence to suggest that an inspection is required in the near future. 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: Web: 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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