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Vivid Community Care Ltd

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Britannia Works, Garden Street North, Halifax, HX3 6AE (01484) 213103

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Vivid Community Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 1 February 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

This inspection was carried out by 2 inspectors 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 not a registered manager in post. A new manager had been appointed in December 2022 and they were in the process of registering with CQC.

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 the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection. Inspection activity started on 10 January 2023 and ended on 11 January 2023. We visited the location's office on 10 January 2023.

What we did before the inspection

We sought feedback from the local authority and professionals who worked with the service. The provider was not asked to complete a Provider Information Return (PIR) prior to this inspection. A PIR is information providers send us to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make.

During the inspection

We spoke with the nominated individual, the new manager, 1 care coordinator, and 4 support staff. The nominated individual is responsible for supervising the management of the service on behalf of the provider.

We spoke with 3 people receiving support and 3 relatives. We reviewed 3 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 1 February 2023

About the service

Vivid Community Care Ltd is a domiciliary care service providing personal care to people in their own houses and flats in the community. At the time of our inspection there were 8 people using the service. 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 inspection, the service was providing personal care to 8 people.

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

We have made recommendations about the safe administration of medicines. People were kept safe from risk and harm and staff had a good understanding of safeguarding processes. Risk assessments were robust and relevant. Staffing levels were safe and reviewed regularly by managers. Infection prevention and control (IPC) systems were in place to reduce people's risk of infection.

People's needs were assessed, 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.

Feedback we received from people who used the service and their relatives was complimentary about staff. People were involved in decisions about their support and the provider had innovative ways of engaging with people whilst maintaining dignity and respect.

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.

Managers 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. Managers audited support records, including accidents and incidents to assure themselves of quality. Lessons were learned when concerns were raised, and these outcomes were communicated to staff. Staff worked well in partnership with other agencies to deliver effective support.

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.

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee people with a learning disability and autistic people respect, equality, dignity, choices and independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. ‘Right support, right care, right culture’ is the guidance CQC follows to make assessments and judgements about services supporting people with a learning disability and autistic people and providers must have regard to it.

At the time of the inspection, the location did not care or support for anyone with a learning disability or an autistic person. However, we assessed the care provision under Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture, as it is registered as a specialist service for this population group.

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

Rating at last inspection and update

This service was registered with us on 24 December 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 have made recommendations about the safe management of medicines.

Follow up

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