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  • Community substance misuse service

Claimont Health

Office 20 Delta House, 16 Bridge Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1UA (020) 3941 2000

Provided and run by:
Claimont Health Ltd

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

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Background to this inspection

Updated 30 January 2023

Claimont Health Limited is an independent healthcare service specialising in the treatment of mental ill health and addiction at home.

The service offers an alternative to psychiatric hospital admission by supporting patients at home to reduce the duration, severity and frequency of their mental ill health. The service aims to improve wellbeing, increase self-efficacy, and build personal resilience. The service provides both short and longer term treatment to adults and children in their own homes.

During this inspection, the provider was providing treatment to 33 patients, working alongside patients’ existing clinicians or with recommended clinical experts for better coordination of care. A wide range of interventions were available during home visits by clinicians including consultant psychiatrists, therapists, registered mental health nurses, psychological wellbeing practitioners and support workers with mental health experience.

Some patients received alcohol detoxification treatment and the provider had plans to start providing detoxification treatment from opiates and benzodiazepines in the near future. Prescribing for this treatment was normally done by independent doctors who worked in partnership with the service.

The provider also had contracts with some NHS providers, which meant its staff provided treatment to patients who were receiving care funded by their local Integrated Care Board (ICB) and whose care and treatment was coordinated by their local NHS trust.

The provider was working on plans to expand its service so it could better serve patients in the north of England, which involved establishing a second base in the north of England in future.

Claimont Health Limited is registered to provide the regulated activities of personal care and treatment of disease, disorder or injury. There was a registered manager in post at the time of this inspection. The service was previously registered with CQC as Brevin Home Care and was re-registered as Claimont Health Limited in February 2020. The previous registered provider was inspected on 8 April 2019.

Overall inspection


Updated 30 January 2023

Our rating of this service stayed the same. We rated it as good because:

  • The service had made improvements since the last inspection under previous provider, Brevin Home care. During this inspection, all staff who were employed more than one year with the provider received annual appraisal, all clinical decisions were appropriately documented by staff and patients were asked to provide feedback about their experience using the service.
  • Patients had care plans that were detailed and personalised to help support with their recovery.
  • The senior team ensured that team discussions and decisions about patient care were always documented.
  • Patients’ feedback was regularly collected and used to improve the service.
  • At the last inspection, patients’ recovery plans did not contain information about their individual needs. At this inspection, staff had attended Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training and demonstrated an understanding of the potential issues facing vulnerable groups such as people with ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBT+ people, older adults and victims of domestic violence. They had a good tailored approach to match patients with specific needs in terms of their culture and ethnicity to an appropriate member of staff.

  • The service provided safe care. The number of patients on the caseload was not too high to prevent staff from giving each patient the time they needed. Staff assessed and managed risk well and followed good practice with respect to safeguarding.
  • Staff developed holistic, recovery-oriented, person centred care plans informed by a comprehensive assessment which were regularly updated.
  • Staff provided a range of treatments suitable to the needs of the patients and in line with national guidance and best practice. An appropriate alcohol detoxification policy was in place and their clinical practice matched the policy. A protocol for the safe detoxification from opiates and benzodiazepines was also in place ahead of these treatments being offered to patients. Leaders completed clinical audits to evaluate the quality of care the service provided.
  • Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness and understood the individual needs of patients. They actively involved patients in decisions and care planning.
  • The service was easy to access. Staff planned and managed discharge well and had alternative pathways for people whose needs it could not meet.
  • The service was well led, and the governance processes ensured that its procedures ran smoothly.


  • We identified that Individual client lone working risk assessments were not always kept up to date.
  • Staff had not received training in managing incidents of violence and aggression to help ensure they kept safe when lone working.
  • Staff had not received an appropriate amount of specialist training to enhance their skills and experience. This included training in medicines awareness, food and hygiene, substance misuse and mental health awareness.