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Inspection carried out on 26 February 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service:

• RUMAX LIMITED is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own houses and flats in the community. It provides a service to the whole population. Not everyone using RUMAX LIMITED receives a regulated activity; CQC only inspects the service being received by people provided with 'personal care'; help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also take into account any wider social care provided.

• The provider had one domiciliary care agency within their registration.

• At the time of the inspection it was providing a service to nine people.

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

People’s experience of using this service:

• People were protected against avoidable harm, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The care they received was safe.

• People's risks were assessed and strategies put in place to reduce the risks.

• People's likes, preferences and dislikes were assessed and care packages met people's desired expectations.

• People and their relatives provided positive feedback about the care, staff and management. They said the service was caring, timely, effective and well-led.

•People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

• People's care was person-centred. The care was designed to ensure people's independence was encouraged and maintained.

• People and their relatives were involved in the care planning and review of their care.

• The service had a stable management structure. The provider had implemented systems to ensure they continuously measured the safety of people's care and quality of the service.

Rating at last inspection:

• Good (report published on 27 May 2016)

Why we inspected:

• This was a planned inspection to check that this service remained Good.

Follow up:

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

Inspection carried out on 28 April 2016

During a routine inspection

The inspection took place on 28 April 2016 and was announced.

Rumax Ltd is a small domiciliary care agency providing care and support to people in their own homes. The organisation offers support to people living in Basildon and the surrounding area. At the time of our inspection there were nine people using the service.

The service had a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 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 associate Regulations about how the service is run.

People were safe and staff knew what actions to take to protect them from abuse. The provider had processes in place to identify and manage risk.

People received care from a consistent staff team who were well supported and trained.

Care staff understood the need to obtain consent when providing care.

The provider had systems in place to support people to take their prescribed medicines safely.

People were supported when necessary with meals and to make choices about the food and drink they received. Staff supported people to maintain good health and access health care professionals when needed.

Assessments had been carried out and personalised care plans were in place which reflected individual needs and preferences. The provider had an effective complaints procedure and people had confidence that concerns would be investigated and addressed.

The service benefitted from a clear management structure and visible leadership. A range of systems were in place to monitor the quality of the service being delivered and drive improvement.