40A The Grove
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear NE3 1NH
Telephone: (0191) 285 2211
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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 checked 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 comprehensive inspection took place on 30 June 2017 and was unannounced.
It was carried out by an 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 a service for older people.
Before the inspection, we had received a completed Provider Information Return (PIR). The PIR asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We reviewed the PIR and other information we held about the service as part of our inspection. This included the notifications we had received from the provider. Notifications are changes, events or incidents the provider is legally obliged to send CQC within required timescales. We contacted commissioners from the local authorities who contracted people's care.
We carried out general observations in communal areas of the home and at the lunch time meal.
During the inspection we spoke with 18 people who lived at Abbeyfield-The Grove, five relatives, the registered manager, six support workers including one senior support worker, one maintenance person and one member of catering staff. We looked around the kitchen. We reviewed a range of records about people's care and how the home was managed. We looked at care records for five people, recruitment, training and induction records for five staff, five people's medicines records, staffing rosters, staff meeting minutes, meeting minutes for people who used the service and relatives, the maintenance book, maintenance contracts and quality assurance audits that the registered manager had completed.
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