This unannounced inspection of Blair House Care Home took place on 21 September 2015.
Blair House provides nursing and personal care for people who have mental health needs. It is registered to provide 41 places. The home is a large detached property set in a residential setting fairly close to Southport Town Centre.
A registered manager was not in post. A manager had been appointed and commenced in post and they had applied to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as the registered manager and this application was in process. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the CQC to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered person’s legal responsibility for meeting the requirements Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.
People living at Blair House told us they felt the home was a safe place to live.
Staff we spoke with had a good understanding of safeguarding and how to report concerns and policies were in place to guide staff.
There were processes in place to maintain the safety of the building and equipment within it, such as risks assessments and servicing of equipment.
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