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Inspection carried out on 1 June 2016

During a routine inspection

This inspection took place on 1 June 2016 and was announced.

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust Broadway Gardens provides personal care for people living in a purpose built scheme where there are induvial flats with shared facilities that included a dining and activity room. There were 30 people receiving personal care when we inspected. The manager of the service was in the process of becoming the registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

People told us they felt safe with care staff providing care in their homes. People said that care staff called on time and they felt the promptness made them feel safer. Care staff we spoke told us they were aware of the potential types of abuse people were at risk of. They were clear about the steps they would to report and protect people and reduce the risk of further abuse. People needs had been assessed and the actions for care staff to take to minimise these risks had been recorded and were actioned..

People told us there were enough care staff and they did not feel rushed during their call. Where people needed help with their medicines care staff recorded when these were needed and administered. Care staff had been trained and told us they were supported to keep their skills and knowledge updated. They told us they able to request further training in a particular area if they needed it.

People had signed their care plans to show they agreed with the care and support provided. People said care staff always explained what they were doing and they felt listened to. Care staff prepared and cooked people’s meals which they would choose or were supported to purchase them from the onsite restaurant within the scheme. Where other health professionals were involved in people’s care their advice and guidance was followed by care staff. People said that care staff arranged health appointments on their behalf if they asked.

People told us that care staff made sure they remained independent and they were encouraged to be involved in their care. People knew the care staff well and felt they had developed positive relationships with them. Care staff were considerate when talking about people and knew it was important to maintain a person’s privacy and dignity when in their home proving personal care.

Care staff had also been involved to support people when their needs changed and these were recorded in the person’s care plan. . People told us they knew how to complain if they needed to. They also felt comfortable to raise small issues or concerns directly with care staff which were then resolved.

People felt involved in the scheme and any suggestions were listened to and actioned. The manager felt they were available and welcomed feedback from people, care staff and relatives. Care staff felt the management team were open and involved them when making any changes to the scheme. Regular checks made by the management team monitored the quality of the care that people received. Areas they felt would needed improving were discussed with people and changes made against the majority decision.

Inspection carried out on 4 December 2013

During a routine inspection

During our inspection we spoke with five people, four visitors, two members of staff and the manager. We looked at four people’s care records.

Personal care was delivered by staff within an ExtraCare scheme where people held tenancies for flats set within the scheme’s premises. People also had access to day services provided by the scheme which are not regulated by us.

We found that people’s consent to care was sought. People told us staff respected their choices. One person told us, “They always ask what you want”.

People received care which reflected their needs as individuals. One visitor told us, “I’m very happy with mom’s care”.

People received assistance to ensure they received the right medication at the right time. Staff received regular supervisions to ensure they adhered to correct medication procedure.

People received support from staff who were skilled at delivering the care they needed. Staff responded promptly to people’s needs.

The provider carried out audits to ensure people received care which was safe and met people’s needs.

Inspection carried out on 30 October 2012

During a routine inspection

During our inspection we spoke with five people, the relative of one person, two members of staff and the manager, and looked at four people’s care records.

We found that people were supported in making day to day decisions about the care they received. People’s values and diversity were respected and promoted.

The care people received was reflected in their care plans, and people told us they received care which supported their needs. One person told us that staff, “Always explain what they’re doing”.

Arrangements were in place to ensure that people were protected from harm. People said that they felt safe living at the service. One person told us, “I do feel safe”.

We found that staff were recruited in a safe way and correct checks were carried out to ensure their suitability to care for people. One person told us that staff provided, “Peace of mind”.

The service carried out audit work, which meant that people who lived there could be assured of the quality of the service and the safety of equipment and premises. People told us that the service held regular residents’ meetings and collected their views in other ways. People told us they were aware of how to complain and felt confident that they would complain if they needed to.