Registered Manager: Bonnie Burbury
Provider Name: WCS Care Group Limited
Care home beds: 26
Newlands is situated in the picturesque town of Kenilworth, a small but bustling town with a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and of course the famous castle.
Newlands is only a short drive away from the larger town of Leamington Spa and the historic town of Warwick, providing a range of shops, activities and places to visit.
The home offers high quality long-term and short-term residential care, rehabilitation and respite care for younger adults. Designed into three small households, all situated on the ground floor, each household has a lounge and dining area, with a kitchenette where people can make their own snacks and drinks, or cook a full meal if they choose. The gardens have been landscaped and offer accessible seating areas, raised flower and herb beds and a spa area with hot tub jacuzzi.
There is an atmosphere that encourages friendship and socialising in a warm, homely and welcoming environment. Residents are positively encouraged to take part in the daily living routines of the house, such as shopping, cooking, gardening and a variety of leisure activities. There is a small domestic laundry room for residents who prefer to do their own washing.
If you’re thinking about making Newlands your new home, please get in touch to arrange a tour – like any new home, you’ll only know if it’s right for you when you walk through the front door.
OverallRead overall summary
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 was 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 visit took place on 20 and 25 July 2016. The first day of our inspection visit was unannounced and the second day was an announced visit. This inspection was conducted by two inspectors and an expert-by-experience. An expert-by-experience is someone who has personal experience of using, or caring for someone who has used this type of service.
We reviewed the information we held about the service. We looked at information received from statutory notifications the provider had sent to us and information from the commissioners of the service. A statutory notification is information about important events which the provider is required to send to us by law. Commissioners are representatives from the local authority who find appropriate care and support services which are paid for by the local authority. Commissioners gave us information about the service that reflected our findings.
We reviewed the information in the providerâs information return (PIR). This is a form we asked the provider to send to us before we visited. The PIR asked the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they planned to make. We found the PIR reflected the service provided.
We spoke with ten people who lived at the home, one personâs relative and three visiting health professionals. We also spoke with five care staff, the chef, and members of the management team including the registered manager, the deputy manager, a service manager and the head of care and quality.
We looked at a range of records about peopleâs care including four care files. We looked at other records relating to peopleâs care such as medicine records and daily monitoring charts. This was to assess whether the care people needed was being provided.
We reviewed records of the checks the manager and the provider made to assure themselves people received a quality service. We also looked at personnel files for two members of staff to check that safe recruitment procedures were in operation, and staff received appropriate support to continue their professional development.
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