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35 Kingsford Close, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4DT 07802 713112

Provided and run by:
Beeloved Home Care Ltd

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Background to this inspection

Updated 24 March 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

The inspection was carried out by an inspector and an Expert by Experience. An Expert by Experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

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 the inspection

We reviewed notifications and information we had received about the service since the last inspection. We checked information held by Companies House and the Information Commissioner’s Office. We checked for any online reviews and relevant social media content of the provider’s website. 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 took this into account when we inspected the service and made the judgements in this report. We used all this information to plan our inspection. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with 5 people and 2 relatives. We spoke to and received feedback from 8 members of staff, including the registered manager, deputy manager and care staff. The registered manager was also the nominated individual. The nominated individual is responsible for supervising the management of the service on behalf of the provider.

We reviewed a range of records including 4 people’s care records and medicines administration records. We reviewed 4 staff recruitment and selection files. We also looked at a variety of documents relating to the management and quality assurance in the service, including training, supervision and spot check documents, audits, policies and procedures.

After the site visit, we continued to seek clarification from the manager to validate evidence found and received additional documents and information to inform our inspection. We received feedback from 2 health and social care professionals who engaged with the service.

Overall inspection


Updated 24 March 2023

About the service

Office of Beeloved Home Care Ltd is a domiciliary care agency providing personal care. The service provides support to older adults who may also have dementia. At the time of our inspection there were 9 people using the service.

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

People told us they felt safe. Staff understood their responsibilities to raise concerns and report incidents or allegations of abuse. The staff team followed procedures and practices to control the spread of infection using personal protective equipment. Risk assessments were individualised to meet people’s needs.

Care plans were person centred and included the input of the relevant people. 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 told us they felt staff were caring. The service supported people to be as independent as possible. People felt involved in their care and care plans reviewed regularly.

People’s communication needs were assessed, and staff were aware if a person required further support with their communication. People and relatives told us they were aware of how to raise a complaint with the service. Staff worked well with people, families and health and social care agencies to support people’s wellbeing.

The service had an open and transparent way of working to ensure the safety of the people living at the service. The provider was able to demonstrate that quality assurance systems effectively improved quality in the service. There was a positive culture amongst staff at the service. Staff knew people they supported well and cared about their wellbeing. The provider was able to demonstrate their compliance with legal obligations and any learning from incidents or accidents was undertaken effectively.

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. Right support, right care, right culture is the statutory guidance which supports CQC to make assessments and judgements about services providing support to people with a learning disability and/or autistic people. We considered this guidance as there were people using the service who have a learning disability.

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 16 November 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.