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Welcome independent Living Ltd

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Elphin House, 1 New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, HX7 5DZ (01422) 843999

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Welcome Independent Living Ltd

Important: This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile

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Background to this inspection

Updated 16 November 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

This inspection was carried out by two inspectors, an assistant 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 24 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.

Inspection activity started on 2 November 2022 and ended on 3 November 2022. We visited the location's office on 2 November 2022.

What we did before the inspection

We sought feedback from the local authority and professionals who worked with the service. 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, the nominated individual, 2 office staff, and 5 support staff. The nominated individual is responsible for supervising the management of the service on behalf of the provider.

We spoke with 5 people receiving support and 6 relatives. We reviewed 5 people's support records. We reviewed records and audits relating to the management of the service. We asked the registered manager to send us documents before and after the on-site inspection. These were provided in a timely manner and this evidence was included as part of our inspection.

Overall inspection


Updated 16 November 2022

About the service

Welcome Independent Living Ltd is a domiciliary care service providing personal care to people in their own houses and flats in the community. At the time of inspection, the service was providing personal care to 105 people. Not everyone who used the service received personal care. Care Quality Commission (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

We have made a recommendation about the safe management and recording of some medicines. Staff were trained to recognise potential risks and signs of abuse. Risks to people's safety and wellbeing were assessed and reviewed by managers. Staffing levels were safe and reviewed regularly by managers. Staff used personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately when supporting people.

People's needs were assessed and reviewed regularly, and staff were trained to provide support whilst promoting independence. People told us staff were polite and always asked before providing support. People were involved in decisions about their support needs.

People had access to healthcare professionals. People and their relatives told us they were involved in the support planning process to ensure it met their needs.

The registered manager ensured systems were in place to monitor the running of the service. The provider had procedures in place to receive feedback on how to improve support. Lessons were learned when concerns were raised, and these were communicated to staff. Staff worked well in partnership with other agencies to deliver effective support.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 14 December 2018).

Why we inspected

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


We have made recommendations about the safe management and recording of some medicines.

Follow up

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