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One Fylde (Libra House)

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Libra House, Cropper Close, Whitehills Business Park, Blackpool, FY4 5PU (01253) 795648

Provided and run by:
One Fylde Limited

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

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about One Fylde (Libra House) on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about One Fylde (Libra House), you can give feedback on this service.

24 January 2023

During a routine inspection

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.

About the service

One Fylde (Libra House) is a domiciliary care agency and supported living service providing personal care to 90 people. At the time of the inspection there were 76 people receiving support in their homes, mostly in shared supported living houses, and 14 people were visited and supported by the home care service in their own family 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.

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

Right Support

The service was exceptionally well led and managed to a high standard. It had strong values and principles which were demonstrated in the person centred care and support people received.

People were empowered 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. When people lacked capacity to make specific decisions, we found the service was following the best interest’s principle. Relevant authorisations had been granted by the Court of Protection where people’s liberties were deprived.

People’s needs were assessed, and care plans were developed to promote positive risk taking. People’s homes and décor were personalised and reflected their personalities, showing their choices and decisions had been respected. Adjustments had been made in people’s homes to promote their independence and keep them safe. Staff had been employed following robust recruitment procedures and were trained in the safe storage and administration of medicines. Staff were knowledgeable on what actions to take should they witness any safeguarding concerns or hear any allegations of abuse.

Right Care:

The service had enough staff to meet people’s needs and keep them safe. The management team advocated stability and continuity of care in people’s homes. Staff knew people they were supporting well, including their health and wellbeing needs and championed their likes and wishes and promoted their best interests. Staff were trained and skilled to offer support and guidance to quickly lessen or minimise people’s distress. Staff and visitors had access to protective personal equipment to limit the risk of infection. Staff knew how to ensure people had the option of eating a healthy diet.

The service recognised the need to promote people’s mental health. They had created opportunities for people to be valued members of their local communities and for external peers to have the opportunity to share in their hobbies and passions. Vocational and social activities were implemented to develop people’s skills and enhance their self-worth.

Right Culture:

Staff were very caring, kind, and showed a genuine interest in the wellbeing of people. They provided care and support to people in a respectful and compassionate way, respecting their individuality and culture. People were comfortable and relaxed in the company of staff.

The management team created new roles within the service that focused on challenging discrimination and worked in partnership with community based services to ensure people received the same care, treatment, and services all citizens received. The management team collaborated with staff and with outside agencies to make reasonable adjustments so people could experience daily living experiences while managing risks and keeping people safe. The provider carried out regular audits and could evidence lessons were learnt when things went wrong.

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 One Fylde (Church Road) was good, published on 09 March 2018.

The last rating for the service One Fylde (Headroomgate) was requires improvement, published on 20 October 2021.

These two locations merged and were registered under One Fylde (Libra House) on 22 March 2022.

Why we inspected

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

Follow up

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