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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

About the service

Aspects Care Limited is a supported living service providing personal care to 31 people many of whom were living with learning disabilities and or autism at the time of the inspection.

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.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service received planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

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

People received safe care. People were supported by staff who understood the action to take should they have any concerns about people’s safety. The risks associated with people’s care had been identified and plans put in place to minimise these. Staff had been recruited safely. People were supported to take their medicines safely.

People received effective care. People received support to eat and drink meals of their choosing and where required were supported to access appropriate healthcare. Staff had received training in people’s 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.

People felt well supported and cared for by staff. People told us of the benefit a regular staff team had for them. People had been involved in developing a plan of care based on their preferences. Staff enjoyed supporting people and we were informed of examples of the positive impact the service had had on people’s care.

People received care that was responsive to their needs. People had been involved in reviewing their care to ensure it continued to meet their needs. People participated in activities of their choosing. People and relatives felt able to raise any concerns and be assured these would be investigated.

The service was well led. Systems were in place to monitor the quality and safety of the service. People and staff were able to feedback their views of the service and had opportunities to suggest improvements. The registered manager was aware of their responsibilities for notifying the commission of specific events.

The service applied the principles and values of Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These ensure that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence.

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

The Secretary of State has asked the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to conduct a thematic review and to make recommendations about the use of restrictive interventions in settings that provide care for people with or who might have mental health problems, learning disabilities and/or autism. Thematic reviews look in-depth at specific issues concerning quality of care across the health and social care sectors. They expand our understanding of both good and poor practice and of the potential drivers of improvement.

As part of the thematic review, we carried out a survey with the registered manager at this inspe

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.