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Gatekeepers Care Solutions

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

R/O 93 Hart Lane, Luton, LU2 0JG 07514 180587

Provided and run by:
Gatekeepers Care Solutions Ltd

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Gatekeepers Care Solutions on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

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19 April 2023

During a routine inspection

About the service

Gatekeepers Care Solutions is a domiciliary care service providing personal care to people living in their own homes in the community. The service provides support to adults living with a physical disability or a sensory impairment including people who may be living with dementia.

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. At the time of our inspection there were 4 people receiving personal care at the service.

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

People and their relatives were positive about the support they received from the registered manager and the staff team. One person told us, ‘‘I have used care services in the past, but they have not been like this. It is so refreshing for me to have such good support from [staff] who genuinely care and want what is best for me.’’

People were safe using the service. Staff were trained in safeguarding and knew how to report any concerns relating to people’s support. Risks to people were assessed and mitigated as far as possible. There were enough staff to support people safely. The registered manager had processes in place to support people with their medicines. Staff were trained in infection control and knew how to use Personal Protective Equipment effectively.

People’s needs were assessed before they started using the service. Staff had training and competency checks to help ensure they had the skills needed to support people. People were supported to eat and drink if this support was necessary. Staff worked with health professionals to support people to lead healthy lives. 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.

People were positive about their support and described staff as kind and compassionate. Staff knew people well as individuals. People were supported to make choices about their support. Staff supported people to be independent and supported them with privacy and dignity. People were supported in line with their preferences likes and dislikes. Staff supported people to engage in social past times that were of interest to them. There was a complaints procedure in place at the service and people felt comfortable raising any concerns.

The registered manager had instilled a positive culture at the service. The registered manager carried out audits to monitor the quality of the service and take action to make improvements if necessary. People and staff were encouraged to feedback about the service. The registered manager linked with other organisations to keep up to date with best practice. The registered manager was keen to continually improve the service. People and the staff team were positive about how the service was being managed.

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

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 22 June 2021, and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This inspection was prompted by a review of the information we held about this service.

Follow up

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