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Archived: Addaction - Preston YA

Urban Exchange, Mount St, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8BQ (01772) 281495

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Background to this inspection

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.

Overall inspection

Updated 24 August 2018

We do not currently rate independent standalone substance misuse services.

We inspected Addaction Preston YA on 26 April 2018. We found the following issues that the service provider needs to improve:

  • The auditing system continued to be ineffective in ensuring all client information was recorded, updated and available to relevant staff. Despite regular audits and reminders to staff and managers, essential client information needed to deliver safe care and treatment was not available.

However, we also found the following areas of good practice:

  • Confidential client information was now stored securely prior to being added to the electronic record system. Secure bags had been purchased for the safe storage and transportation of client documents.

We were unable to inspect other issues relating to previous inspection findings because the service was not providing any regulated activities at the time of the inspection.