It’s all good at Pock care home

Staff and residents at Sherbutt House care home, which has been rated as good by inspectors.
Staff and residents at Sherbutt House care home, which has been rated as good by inspectors.

A Pocklington care home has been rated as ‘good’ after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Sherbutt House, on Yapham Road, was visited by inspectors in November last year, and a subsequent report on their findings has given the care home an overall rating of good.

Inspectors judged that the service is good in the safety, caring, responsive, well-led and effectiveness categories.

The home, which provides accommodation and support for up to 19 adults with a learning disability, was found to be clean and tidy.

Residents told inspectors that they felt confident about their safety.

The report on the home, which is run by Linda Woodhead, said: “We found that the staff had a good knowledge of how to keep people safe from harm and they had been employed following robust recruitment and selection processes. There were enough staff on duty to meet people’s needs.

“People who lived at the home told us they felt staff cared about them and we observed positive interactions between people who lived at the home and staff on the day of the inspection.

“Staff were motivated and inspired to offer care which was compassionate and person centred.”

Inspectors found that the home’s staff received induction, training and supervision from the registered manager and we saw they had the necessary skills and knowledge to meet people’s needs.

The report adds: “People had their health and social care needs assessed and plans of care were developed to guide staff in how to support people. The plans of care were individualised to include preferences, likes and 
dislikes.”

The home’s manager, Gillian Lilley, said: “It really is a lovely report and a nice boost for staff morale. We are over the moon with it.”

At the Care Quality Commission’s last inspection of the service in January 2014, the registered provider was compliant with all the regulations in force at that time.

Meanwhile, Sherbutt Home Care Services, which provides care for people with learning disabilities in their own homes, was also rated as good in all areas recently.