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Consummate Care (UK) Ltd

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

1st Floor, Kensington House, 50-52 Albany Road, Coventry, CV5 6JU 0333 577 8707

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Consummate Care (UK) Ltd

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

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Background to this inspection

Updated 22 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 team consisted of 2 inspectors and 2 Experts 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. The inspectors visited the service and the Experts by Experience gathered feedback about the service from people and relatives via the telephone.

Service and service type

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own homes.

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 we needed to be sure that the registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service since they registered with CQC and sought feedback from the local authority who work with the service. We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return. This is information providers are required to send us with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make. This information helps support our inspections. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with 7 people who used the service and 7 relatives about their experience of the care provided. We spoke with 8 members of staff including the nominated individual, registered manager, deputy, co-ordinator and carers. The nominated individual is responsible for supervising the management of the service on behalf of the provider. We also received feedback from a health care professional who worked with the service.

We reviewed a range of records, including 7 people's care records. We looked at 4 staff files in relation to recruitment and staff support and a range of records relating to how the service operated and was managed.

Overall inspection


Updated 22 March 2023

About the service

Consummate Care UK is a domiciliary care agency which provides personal care to people in their own homes. The service provides support to adults with a range of needs including people living with dementia, physical disabilities and sensory impairments. At the time of our inspection 74 people were receiving personal care. CQC only inspects the service being received by people provided with 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 felt safe with the support they received. Staff knew how to keep people safe and protect from harm. Risks associated with people's care and their home environments were identified and assessed. People received their medicines safely, when needed by staff trained in medicine management. Staff were recruited safely.

Quality assurance systems were in place to monitor and review the quality of the service provided, for example, audits of care records. The staff team worked in partnership with a range of professionals to achieve good outcomes for people. Staff felt supported by the registered manager who worked in an open and transparent way.

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.

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 the service at the previous premises was good (published 5 July 2018).

Why we inspected

The inspection was prompted due to concerns received in relation to the scheduling of call times, and the safety of people using the service. As a result, we undertook a focused inspection to review the key questions safe and well led only. For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating. The overall rating for the service has remained good.

We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm from this concern. Please see the safe and well led sections of this full report.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Consummate Care UK on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Follow up

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