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Primary Homecare Limited Outstanding

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 8 November 2019

About the service

Primary Homecare Limited is a domiciliary care service, providing personal care to people living in their own homes. 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. At the time of our inspection, there were 161 people using the service.

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

People received an extremely responsive service which was tailor made to meet their needs and aspirations. There were systems to provide people with end of life care which met their needs and wishes. There was a complaints procedure in place and people’s concerns were promptly addressed.

The service was extremely well-led. Robust systems to monitor and assess the service provided helped the registered manager to identify where improvements were needed, and these were addressed quickly. People were asked for their views about the service and these consistently demonstrated a high level of satisfaction relating to the service they received. All staff spoken with were extremely passionate about providing high quality care to people.

People and relatives told us about how the care workers and other staff working in the service were caring and respectful. People were provided with a caring and compassionate service. People’s rights to independence, privacy and dignity were promoted and respected. People’s choices about the service were valued and used to plan their care.

Risks to people were assessed and mitigated, this included the risks of avoidable harm and abuse. Where people required assistance with their medicines, there were systems to provide this service safely. People’s care visits were completed as planned. Recruitment of care workers was done safely. Care workers were trained in infection control and the appropriate equipment was provided to reduce risks of cross infection. There were systems to learn from incidents and use the learning to drive improvement.

People were supported by care workers who were trained and supported to meet their needs. 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. Where people required support with their dietary needs, this was provided. Where required, people were supported to maintain good health. The service worked well with other professionals involved in people’s care.

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 13 April 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

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

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 8 November 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 8 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 8 November 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 8 November 2019

The service was exceptionally responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Outstanding

Updated 8 November 2019

The service was exceptionally well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.