This announced E&V visit was part of a planned set of visits reviewing safeguarding at a range of care and nursing homes within Barnet. In this visit we focussed on identifying any signs of abuse as described by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. This ‘at a glance’ briefing which aims to help people who come into contact with people with care and support needs to identify abuse and recognise possible indicators. Many types of abuse are also criminal offences and should be treated as such.
Sunridge Court Care Home, which is run by a non-profit making charity, provides residential care for Jewish elderly residents in North West London.
Our team of trained volunteers took the time to talk to the Registered Manager, the Executive Director and five other members of staff, along with seven residents and three relatives. We asked questions about activities provided, staff attitudes/training, how the cultural and religious needs are taken in board, safeguarding procedure at the Home, and how the residents money is managed.
Key findings and recommendations
We found this home met our safeguarding criteria and there was a general environment of trust, support and care overall.
The residents and relatives found the home to be ‘comfortable and safe’ and would confidently recommend it to others.
One of our recommendation was for safeguarding training to be offered to all staff members.