74 Old Ford End

Queens Park
Bedford
Bedfordshire MK40 4LY

Telephone: (01234) 364022

Care Types: Care HomeLearning disability/autismYounger Adults


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Last updated 7 April 2016

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.

The inspection was unannounced and was carried out on 3 March 2016 by one inspector and an expert by experience. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for people who use 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 checked the information we held about the service, including data about safeguarding and statutory notifications. Statutory notifications are information about important events which the provider is required to send us by law. In addition, we asked for feedback from the local authority that has a quality monitoring and commissioning role with the service.

During the inspection we used different methods to help us understand the experiences of people using the service. Four of the people who used the service were non-verbal. This meant they were not able to talk to us about their experiences. We spoke with two people who used the service and a relative of a person who use the service. We also spoke with two senior support workers, three support workers, the registered manager and the operations manager.

We looked at three people’s care records to see if they were up to date. We also looked at three staff recruitment files and other records relating to the management of the service including quality audit records.

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