Registered Manager: Kim Mclellan
Provider Name: Essex Blind Charity
Care home beds: 40
Read House is a purpose-built residential home at Frinton-on-Sea, designed for the care needs of elderly people with visual impairment, either on a permanent or short-stay basis. It is the only centre of its kind in Essex.
However, we are happy to consider applications from people without a visual impairment who wish to find a friendly and comfortable environment, with a team of experienced care staff who are dedicated to the happiness and well-being of the residents.
We are an independent care home owned and managed by Essex Blind Charity
OverallRead overall summary
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 15 January 2016 and 20 January 2016 and was unannounced. The inspection team consisted of one inspector.
We reviewed all the information we had available about the service including notifications sent to us by the manager. This is information about important events which the provider is required to send us by law. We used this information to plan what areas we were going to focus on during our inspection.
During the inspection we spoke with five people who used the service and four relatives about their views of the care provided. We also used informal observations to evaluate peopleâs experiences and help us assess how their needs were being met and we observed how staff interacted with people. We spoke with the management team, including the registered manager, four members of care staff and housekeeping staff and a visiting social care professional.
We looked at four peopleâs care records and examined information relating to the management of the service such as health and safety records, recruitment and personnel records, quality monitoring audits and information about complaints.
Last updated 06:20:12 4th Dec 2017 - Update Now
To view the latest inspection report compiled by the CQC please click here »