Kent TN25 5EE
Telephone: (01233) 813217
Registered Manager: Parker, Kevin Arnold
Provider Name: Brambles Care Limited
Care home beds: 28
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We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014. This inspection took place on 2 and 3 March 2017 and was unannounced. The inspection was carried out by one inspector and an expert by experience. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.
Before the inspection, the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We also looked at previous inspection reports and other information we had about the home including notifications, safeguarding information and feedback. A notification is information about important events which the provider is required to tell us about by law, like a death or a serious injury.
During the inspection visit, we observed staff carrying out their duties, communicating and interacting with people to help us understand the experiences of people. We reviewed a variety of documents. These included five care files, staffing rotas, three staff recruitment files, medicine administration records, minutes from staff and resident meetings, audits, maintenance records, risk assessments, health and safety records, training and supervision records and quality assurance surveys.
We spoke with 10 people who used the service and three relatives. We also spoke with the deputy manager, the care supervisor and three members of staff. After the inspection we received feedback from two social care professionals who had had recent contact with the service.
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