Registered Manager: Kim Mclellan
Provider Name: Essex Blind Charity
Care home beds: 40
Read House is a purpose-built residential home at Frinton-on-Sea.
It is designed for the care needs of elderly people with visual impairment, either on a permanent or short-stay basis.
We are an independent care home owned and managed by Essex Blind Charity, and the only centre of its kind in Essex.
However, we are happy to consider applications from people without a visual impairment who wish to find a friendly and comfortable environment, with a team of experienced care staff who are dedicated to the happiness and well-being of the residents.
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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 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 inspection took place 2 May 2018. It was unannounced and was carried out by two inspectors and an Expert by Experience. An Expert by Experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of service.
Before the inspection, we reviewed information available to us about this service. The registered provider had completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). The PIR is a form that asks the registered provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We also reviewed safeguarding alerts; share your experience forms and notification that had been sent to us. A notification is information about important events, which the provider is required to send us by law. We used this information to plan what areas we were going to focus on during our inspection.
During the inspection, we spoke with ten people who used the service, the registered manager, deputy manager, team leader, and four staff including the chef. We also spoke with five visitors that were visiting at the time of our inspection and two visiting health professionals.
We reviewed five peopleâs care records, five staff recruitment records, medication charts, staffing rotas and records, which related to how the service monitored staffing levels and the quality of the service. We also looked at information, which related to the management of the service such as health and safety records, quality monitoring audits and records of complaints.
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