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ABCare

  • 8 Barnwell House, Barnwell Drive, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8UU

Type of service
Care in your home and supported living

Specialisms/services
Dementia, Diagnostic and/or screening services, Learning disabilities, Mental health conditions, Nursing care, Personal care, Physical disabilities, Sensory impairments, Treatment of disease, disorder or injury, Caring for adults under 65 yrs, Caring for adults over 65 yrs

Local Authority Area
Cambridgeshire

These are the results of our most recent checks showing whether this care service is meeting each of the standards that the government says you have the right to expect.

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Standards you have the right to expect

1
Treating people with respect and involving them in their care
OverallGreen Tick

  • People should be treated with respect, involved in discussions about their care and treatment and able to influence how the service is run (outcome 1)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 21 and 27 January 2014 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 21 February 2014

  • Before people are given any examination, care, treatment or support, they should be asked if they agree to it (outcome 2)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 April 2011 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 7 September 2011

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

2
Providing care, treatment and support that meets people's needs
OverallGrey CrossImprovements
required

  • People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)
    Improvements required

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 21 and 27 January 2014 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 21 February 2014

  • Food and drink should meet people's individual dietary needs (outcome 5)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 April 2011 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 7 September 2011

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

  • People should get safe and coordinated care when they move between different services (outcome 6)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 April 2011 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 7 September 2011

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

3
Caring for people safely and protecting them from harm
OverallGrey CrossImprovements
required

  • People should be protected from abuse and staff should respect their human rights (outcome 7)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 13 June 2012 during a check to make sure that the improvements required had been made

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 17 August 2012

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

  • People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 April 2011 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 7 September 2011

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

  • People should be given the medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way (outcome 9)
    Improvements required

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 21 and 27 January 2014 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 21 February 2014

  • People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)
    Meeting this standard

    As part of our planning for routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

    Our previous check of this standard was based on declarations and evidence given by this care service when they registered with CQC on 22 September 2010.

  • People should be safe from harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (outcome 11)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 13 June 2012 during a check to make sure that the improvements required had been made

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 17 August 2012

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

4
Staffing
OverallGreen Tick

  • People should be cared for by staff who are properly qualified and able to do their job (outcome 12)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 16 August 2012 during a check to make sure that the improvements required had been made

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 31 August 2012

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

  • There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 27 April 2011 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 7 September 2011

    Our checks since then:

    As part of the planning for our routine inspection of 21 and 27 January 2014 , our inspector reviewed the information in our central database and concluded that no inspection of this standard was required.

  • Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)
    Meeting this standard

    Our latest inspection of this standard was:

    on 21 and 27 January 2014 during a routine inspection

    See our inspector's full report about this standard published 21 February 2014

5
Quality and suitability of management
OverallGrey CrossImprovements
required

Inspection Reports

Carried out on 21 and 27 January 2014 during a routine inspection
Carried out on 18 December 2012 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made
Carried out on 29 October 2012 during an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made
Carried out on 16 August 2012 during a check to make sure that the improvements required had been made
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Carried out on 13 June 2012 during a check to make sure that the improvements required had been made
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Carried out on 4 May 2011 during a routine inspection
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What our icons mean

All standards were being met when we inspected the service. If this service has not had a CQC inspection since it registered with us, our judgement may be based on our assessment of declarations and evidence supplied by the service.
At least one standard in this area was not being met when we inspected the service and we required improvements.
At least one standard in this area was not being met when we inspected the service and we have taken enforcement action.


What does a grey cross mean

At least one standard in this area was not being met when we inspected the service and we required improvements.

What happens next
The service will tell us how it is making improvements. Once we are happy that the improvements have been made, we will update our judgement to show a green tick. Other times, we may have to carry out a 'follow-up' inspection to check improvements.


How can I get more information
Our inspector's report will give you more information about why the service received a grey cross. You can also contact the service directly or visit its website for more details on any improvements it has made.



What does a red cross mean

At least one standard was not being met when we inspected the service and we took enforcement action.

What happens next
The type of enforcement action we take depends on the seriousness of our inspector's findings, and the service must make improvements before we update the judgement on our website.


How can I get more information
Our inspector's report will give you more information about why the service received a red cross. You can also contact the service directly or visit its website for more details on any improvements it has made.