1-2 Prior’s Court Cottages

Prior's Court Road
Hermitage
Thatcham
Berkshire RG18 9JT

Telephone: (01635) 247202

Care Types: Care HomeLearning disability/autismYounger Adults


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Last updated 20 June 2018
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 was a comprehensive inspection which took place on 10 may 2018. It was announced. We gave the service 48 hours’ notice of the inspection visit because the location was a care home for younger adults who are on the Autistic spectrum and may exhibit behaviour that may cause distress or harm. This enabled the service to prepare the young adults for our visit to reduce the risk of causing avoidable anxiety.

The inspection was carried out by one inspector. Prior to the inspection the registered manager completed a ‘Provider information return’ which was submitted on 7 December 2017. 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 looked at the information provided in the PIR and used this to help us plan the inspection.

Prior to the inspection we reviewed all the information we held about the service. This included any notifications that we received. Notifications are reports of events the provider is required by law to inform us about. We contacted representatives of the local authority who funded people supported by the service, for their feedback.

During the inspection we spoke with the registered manager the Nominated individual/ Director of care services and three staff. People using the service could not communicate verbally with us but we observed their interactions with staff and each other throughout the day of inspection. We spoke with four parents of people using the service to obtain their views about the care provided.

We examined a sample of five care plans and other documents relating to people’s care. We looked at a sample of other records to do with the operation of the service, including three recent recruitment records, staff training and supervision records and medicines recording.

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