Here is a summary of our inspection report from the Care Quality Commission:
Last updated 4 March 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 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 on 8 February 2016 and was unannounced. The inspection team comprised two inspectors. Before the inspection we looked at the information we held about the service including statutory notifications. A notification is information about important events which the provider is required to send us by law.
Prior to this inspection we contacted local health and social care commissioners who help place and monitor the care of people living in the home and other authorities who may have information about the quality of the service. We also contacted Healthwatch Northampton which works to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services and Total Voice Northamptonshire, an advocacy service which supports people who use adult mental health services.
During our inspection we spoke with seven people who used the service, eight members of staff, including care staff. We also spoke with two people who were visiting their relatives. We also looked at records and charts relating to four people, we viewed three staff recruitment records and we observed the way that care was provided.
Latest CQC inspection report
4 March 2016
We take pride in our record of providing quality care and we work hard to keep our standards of care and hygiene high. Our Care Quality Commission report, our membership of the National Care Forum and our Environmental health rating of 5 show our commitment to providing quality care and a safe environment for our residents.
86% of staff holding, or working towards, a relevant qualification (average for this type of service 64%). Source NHS Choices