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Care Wish Ltd

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

136 Halesowen Road, Old Hill, West Midlands, B64 5LP (0121) 421 3733

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Care Wish Ltd

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

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Background to this inspection

Updated 10 October 2019

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

Inspection team

This inspection was carried out by one inspector.

Service and service type

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own home and in four supported living settings, so that they can live as independently as possible. People’s care and housing are provided under separate contractual agreements. CQC does not regulate premises used for supported living; this inspection looked at people’s personal care and support. The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.

Notice of inspection

This inspection was announced. We gave the service 48 hours’ notice of the inspection. This was because we needed to be sure that the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection and we could speak with people. Inspection activity started on 17 September 2019 and ended on 17 September 2019. We visited the office location on 17 September 2019.

What we did before the inspection

Due to technical problems, the provider was not able to complete a Provider Information Return. This is information we require providers to send us to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We took this into account when we inspected the service and made the judgements in this report. Prior to the inspection we reviewed information we held about the service since the last inspection. This included information about deaths, accidents/incidents and safeguarding alerts which they are required to send us by law. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

During the inspection we spoke with five people, two relatives, five care staff, a senior carer, the deputy manager, support manager and the registered manager who was also the nominated individual. The nominated individual is responsible for supervising the management of the service on behalf of the provider. We reviewed a range of records, this included the records for five people being supported and records relating to the management of the service.

After the inspection

We continued to seek clarification from the provider to validate evidence found. We looked at training data and quality assurance records. We spoke with a professional who regularly visits the service.

Overall inspection


Updated 10 October 2019

About the service

Care Wish Limited is registered to provide personal care to people within their own homes and in a supported living setting. On the day of the inspection 59 people were being supported.

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.

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

People were supported safely and care staff were trained so they would ensure people were kept safe from harm. Care staff were recruited appropriately and received training to support people with their medicines as they were prescribed. The provider had sufficient care staff to support people and risks to people were identified and reviewed. People received support from care staff who followed processes in line with the provider’s infection control procedures and where incidents or accidents happened trends were monitored.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and care staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. Care staff were supported and went through an induction process, so they could support people appropriately.

People received support from care staff that were caring and kind. People decided when and what they had to eat and their privacy, dignity and independence was respected.

The support people received was responsive to their needs. People were communicated with in ways they could understand. Assessments and support plans were used to ensure people’s support was personalised. Reviews took place regularly so where people’s support needs changed care staff would be aware. The provider had a complaints process.

People received support that was well led and managed appropriately. The registered manager ensured spot checks and audits were carried out, so people would receive good quality support. People’s views were gathered by way of them completing questionnaires.

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Good (Report published 31/01/2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor the service through the information we receive until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received, we may inspect sooner.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk