Abelands House
West Sussex PO20 1DY

Telephone: (01243) 528019

Care Types: Care HomeLearning disability/autismMental HealthSensory ImpairmentYounger Adults

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Last updated 21 January 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 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 inspection took place on 1 December 2015 and was unannounced. One inspector carried out the inspection.

Before the inspection we checked the information that we held about the service and the service provider. This included statutory notifications sent to us by the registered manager about incidents and events that had occurred at the service. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send to us by law. We used all this information to decide which areas to focus on during our inspection.

Due to the fact that people at the home were living with differing degrees of learning disability not all people were unable to share their experiences of life at Abelands with us.

During our inspection we observed how staff interacted with people who used the service and supported them in the communal areas of the home. We looked at care plans, risk assessments, incident records and medicines records for two people. We looked at training and recruitment records for three members of staff. We also looked at a range of records relating to the management of the service such as complaints, records, quality audits and policies and procedures.

On the day of our visit the registered manager was not available and we were assisted by the operations manager, the deputy manager and the care co-ordinator who told us about the service and provided us with written records. We spoke with one person who used the service, a senior staff member, the administrator and four members of staff. After the inspection we also contacted three relatives to get their views on the service provided at Abelands. We also contacted three social care professionals who had contact with the service. These people gave us permission for their views to be included in this report.

The was the first inspection of the service since it was registered in September 2014.

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