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Platinum Care 4U

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

211-219, Leeds Road, Nelson, BB9 8EH 07918 024586

Provided and run by:
Platinum Care 4U Ltd

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Background to this inspection

Updated 14 May 2022

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

The inspection was carried out by one 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 service is required to have a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.

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

Notice of inspection

We gave the service short notice of the inspection. This was because it is a small service and we needed to be sure that the registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection. We also requested consent from people, their relatives and staff members to call them over the telephone.

Inspection activity started on 3 May 2022 and ended on 4 May 2022. We visited the location’s office on both days.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service since it had been registered. The provider did not complete the required Provider Information Return (PIR). This is information providers are required to send us annually with key information about the service, what it does well and improvements they plan to make. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

With their permission, we spoke with three people using the service, one relative and six members of staff over the telephone. We also spoke with the registered manager at the agency’s office.

We reviewed a range of records. This included two people’s care plans and associated records. We looked at two staff files in relation to recruitment. In addition, we looked at records relating to the management of the service including policies and procedures, staff training, audits and quality checks.

After the inspection

The registered manager sent us an action plan in response to the findings of the inspection.

Overall inspection


Updated 14 May 2022

About the service

Platinum Care 4U, is a domiciliary care agency registered to provide personal care to people in their own homes.

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 the inspection, five people were using the service, all of which were receiving support with personal care.

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

People told us they felt safe and staff were kind and caring. Staff understood how to protect people from harm or discrimination and had access to safeguarding adults’ procedures. There were sufficient numbers of staff deployed to meet people's needs and ensure their safety. The registered manager agreed to carry out a full audit of all the staff files to check recruitment records. Following the inspection, the registered manager sent us an action plan detailing their plans to update the recruitment process.

The registered manager carried out risk assessments to enable people to retain their independence and receive care with minimum risk to themselves or others. People were protected from the risks associated with the spread of infection.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People’s needs were assessed prior to them using the service. The provider had arrangements for the induction of new staff and provided regular training updates for existing staff. Staff were supported by the registered manager. People’s healthcare needs were monitored and detailed in their care plans. People were supported to eat and drink in accordance with their care plan.

People told us staff were caring and always showed kindness and respect. People and where appropriate their relatives had been consulted about their care needs and were closely involved in their ongoing care and support. Staff respected people's privacy and dignity. Staff demonstrated a commitment to providing dignified and compassionate support. People were supported and encouraged to maintain and build their level of independence. People and their relatives had access to a complaint’s procedure, if they wished to raise a concern.

The registered manager carried out a number of audits to check the quality and safety of the service. Spot checks were carried out to monitor staff performance. People were asked for their views and any suggestions were used to improve the service and make any necessary changes.

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

Rating at last inspection

The service was registered with us on 9 September 2021. This was the first inspection of the service.

Why we inspected

The inspection was prompted in part due to concerns received about the management of the service. A decision was made for us to inspect and examine those risks.

We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm from this concern.

Follow up

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