Updated 24 August 2018
Addaction Preston YA provides community drug and alcohol services to young people up to the age of 25 within the Lancashire County Council district.
The service is government funded and commissioned by the local authority.
The main office was in Preston and there were other offices in Lancaster and Burnley. Due to the large geographical area and client need, most clients were seen within community settings such as schools, youth groups and community centres.
We last inspected Addaction Preston YA in July 2017. We issued the provider with three requirement notices that related to the following regulations under the Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014:
Regulation 9 HSCA (RA) Regulations 2014 Person-centred care
Regulation 12 HSCA (RA) Regulations 2014 Safe care and treatment
Regulation 17 HSCA (RA) Regulations 2014 Good governance
At the time of this inspection, the service was registered to provide the regulated activity of treatment of disease, disorder or injury. There was a registered manager.
The regulated activity “treatment of disease, disorder or injury” covers a treatment service that is provided by a listed health care professional (as listed in paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014), or a social worker in the case of mental health treatment, or by a multi disciplinary team that includes a listed health care professional, or social worker where the treatment is for a mental disorder, and is intended to treat disease, disorder or injury.
The service no longer provided treatment carried out by or under the supervision of a listed health care professional, or from a social worker; thus there is no requirement for registration of this regulated activity.
The provider did not notify the Care Quality Commission that the service had ceased to carry on the regulated activity as they are required to do under the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4) Regulation 15 (1) (b).
Following this inspection, the provider submitted an application to deregister the service as no regulated activity had been provided for over 8 months. During 2017 there had only been one month of regulated activity provided to one young person. The service was deregistered in June 2018.
Following this inspection we were unable to report against all the necessary key questions as the service was not carrying out regulated acitivities at the time of inspection.