The barn house
Last updated 22 April 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.The inspection took place on 7 January 2016 and was unannounced. The inspection was carried out by three inspectors.We had asked the provider to complete a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We used the information to corroborate our judgements. We reviewed records held by CQC which included notifications, complaints and any safeguarding concerns. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send us by law. We looked at documents which included seven people’s care plans, three staff files, training programmes, medicine records, and four weeks of duty rotas, menus and quality assurance records. We also looked at a range of the provider’s policy documents. We asked the registered manager to send us some additional information following our visit, which they did.During the inspection we spoke with six people who used the service, four care staff, the registered manager, the registered provider, and a second manager. We also spoke to healthcare professionals after the inspection. We observed care and support in communal areas and looked around all areas of the service. We last inspected The Barn House on 21 April 2015 and 15 July 2015 where the service’s overall rating was inadequate and it was placed in special measures.