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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 6 November 2019

About the service

Phoenix care is a domiciliary care service, providing personal care and support to people in their own homes. 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. At the time of our inspection, 35 people were receiving a regulated activity.

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

People were safe and protected from potential abuse. People were supported by a team of staff who they knew well.

The provider carried out recruitment checks on new staff to ensure they were suitable to work in people's homes. People received the support they needed to take their medicines.

Staff were competent to provide people's support. People received the help they needed to enjoy their meals and drinks. The registered manager assessed the support people required to ensure the service was suitable to meet their needs.

Staff included people in decisions about their care and respected people's rights. 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.

Staff treated people in a kind and caring way. People valued the service they received and the support the staff provided. The staff treated people with respect and helped them to maintain their independence and dignity.

People knew how they could raise any concerns and were confident the registered manager would resolve any issues they had.

The service provided the support people and their families needed as individuals reached the end of their lives.

The registered manager and provider had good oversight of the service. People knew them and were comfortable speaking to them. The registered manager was committed to providing person-centred care that focused on each individual and enhanced their life. The registered manager used formal and informal ways to gather people's feedback and used this to improve the service they received.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Good (published 13 April 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

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

Inspection areas



Updated 6 November 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 6 November 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 6 November 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 6 November 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 6 November 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.