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Dominion Care Services Limited

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Suite 7, 244a Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 2BS (020) 7266 6527

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Dominion Care Services Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 6 June 2023

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Inspection team

This inspection was carried out by 1 inspector.

Service and service type

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own houses and flats.

Registered Manager

This provider is required to have a registered manager to oversee the delivery of regulated activities at this location. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Registered managers and providers are legally responsible for how the service is run, for the quality and safety of the care provided and compliance with regulations.

At the time of our inspection there was a registered manager in post.

Notice of inspection

We gave the service 48 hours’ notice of the inspection. This was because it is a small service and we needed to be sure that the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection.

What we did before inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service since the last inspection. We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return (PIR). This is information providers are required to send us annually with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with the registered manager. We reviewed 1 person’s care files, 3 staff records, policies and procedures and a range of records relating to the management and quality monitoring of the service. Following our visit to the office, we received feedback from 2 care staff and 1 person who used the service.

Overall inspection


Updated 6 June 2023

About the service

Dominion Care Services Limited is a domiciliary care service that provides personal care to adults with a range of support needs. At the time of the inspection the service was providing personal care to 1 person living in their own home in the local community.

Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

At our last inspection we found the service required improvement. At this inspection we found the provider had taken action to address our concerns.

Staff were recruited safely. The provider had systems in place to ensure pre-employment checks were carried out. There were enough staff to ensure people received the support they required.

People told us they felt safe with the care and support they received.

The provider had systems in place to assess risks to people before they commenced using the service. People’s risk assessments were linked to their care plans and were regularly reviewed and updated.

Policies and procedures were in place to prevent and control infection. Staff had received training and had access to personal protective equipment to carry out their care roles safely.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

The provider had systems in place to ensure the quality of care was monitored effectively. People’s views of their support were sought. Regular unannounced spot checks of care in people’s homes had been carried out.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 9 January 2023) and there was a breach of regulation. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations.

At our last inspection we recommended that the provider review their quality assurance monitoring procedures. At this inspection we found the provider had acted on this recommendation and improvements had been made

Why we inspected

We carried out an inspection of this service on 20 July 2022. A breach of legal requirements was found. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve safe care and treatment.

We undertook this focused inspection to check they had followed their action plan and to confirm they now met legal requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to the Key Questions Safe and Well-led.

For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating. The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.