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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 5 May 2018

The inspection took place on 16 and 17 April 2018 and was announced.

Lapis Domiciliary Care is a care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own homes. The service is registered to provide care for people living with dementia, learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder, older and younger people and people living with a physical disability. At the time of this inspection the service provided care and support to 17 people.

The service had a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

People were safe because staff understood their role and responsibilities to keep them safe from harm. Staff had received training to deliver care safely and to an appropriate standard.

Staff had a good knowledge of the provider’s whistleblowing policy and procedures which meant they were able to raise concerns to protect people from unsafe care.

People were supported by staff that promoted their independence, respected their dignity and maintained their privacy.

Care plans reflected people's individual needs and preferences and were regularly reviewed to ensure that they continued to meet people's needs.

Risks to people had been assessed and reviewed regularly to ensure people’s individual needs were being met safely.

Recruitment processes were robust to make sure people were cared for by suitable staff. There were sufficient numbers of staff deployed to meet people’s needs and to keep them safe from harm.

Staff understood the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and their responsibilities to ensure that people who were unable to make their own decisions about their care and support were protected.

There was an effective complaints system in place. People told us they were confident to raise any issues about their care and that they would be listened to and addressed.

People told us the service was well-led and managed by an effective and organised management team.

Systems were in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service provided.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 5 May 2018

The service remains safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 5 May 2018

The service remains effective.

Caring

Good

Updated 5 May 2018

The service remains caring.

Responsive

Good

Updated 5 May 2018

The service remains responsive

Well-led

Good

Updated 5 May 2018

The service remains well-led.