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