Last updated 15 June 2017
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 unannounced inspection was carried out by an inspector on 23 May 2017.
We reviewed information we held about the provider including, for example, statutory notifications that they had sent us. A statutory notification is information about important events which the provider is required to send us by law. We contacted the health and social care commissioners who help place and monitor the care of people living in the home that have information about the quality of the service.
We undertook general observations in the communal areas of the home, including interactions between staff and people.
During this inspection we spoke with six people who used the service, three relatives and a volunteer. We looked at the care records of five people. We spoke with the registered manager, eight staff including the team leader, the cook, housekeeping staff, administrator and care staff. We also spoke with a representative of the provider. We looked at three records in relation to staff recruitment and training, as well as records related to quality monitoring of the service by the provider and registered manager.
These checks were carried out under the inspection model that CQC have used since 2009. These will gradually be replaced by the CQC's new ratings (see below).
All standards were being met when the CQC inspected the service. If this service has not had a CQC inspection since it registered with the CQC, judgement may be based on the CQC's assessment of declarations and evidence supplied by the service.
At least one standard in this area was not being met when the CQC inspected the service and the CQC required improvements.
At least one standard in this area was not being met when the CQC inspected the service and the CQC have taken enforcement action.
New inspection ratings
The CQC are moving to a new inspection model and rate services according to how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led they are, using four levels:
Outstanding – the service is performing exceptionally well.
Good - the service is performing well and meeting the CQC's expectations.
Requires improvement – the service isn't performing as well as it should and the CQC have told the service how it must improve.
Inadequate – the service is performing badly and the CQC have taken enforcement action against the provider of the service.
No rating/under appeal/rating suspended – there are some services which the CQC can't rate, while some might be under appeal from the provider. Suspended ratings are being reviewed by the CQC and will be published soon.