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Right at Home Solent Outstanding

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 15 September 2018

We undertook an announced inspection of Right at Home Solent on 9 August 2018. This was the service’s first inspection.

Right at Home Solent is a domiciliary care service providing personal care for people in their own homes in Fareham and the surrounding area. Not everyone using Right at Home Solent receives regulated activity; CQC only inspects the service being received by people provided with ‘personal care’; help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also take into account any wider social care provided. At the time of our inspection 68 people were being supported by the service.

There was not a registered manager in post. 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. The service was led by the manager who had applied to register with the Care Quality Commission.

This service is rated as outstanding because of the extensive evidence of exceptional care and staff going the extra mile to put people at the forefront of all the service hoped to achieve. The feedback from people and relatives was consistently positive and exceptional and it was clear there was a person centred culture.

We were greeted warmly by staff at the service. The atmosphere was extremely open and friendly.

People told us they benefitted from extremely caring relationships with the staff. Staff supported people on a personal level and went the extra mile to improve people’s lives. Staff knew the people they supported well and promoted their wellbeing. There were sufficient staff to meet people’s needs and people received their care when they expected. Staffing levels and visit schedules were consistently maintained and the service was as flexible as possible with people’s visit preferences. The service had safe, robust recruitment processes.

People were treated as individuals by highly motivated staff, committed to respecting people’s individual preferences. The service’s diversity policy actively supported this culture. Care plans were very person centred and people had been actively involved in developing their support plans.

People experienced high levels of dignity and respect from caring staff. Staff also provided exceptional emotional support and were quick to identify and act on people’s emotional support needs.

People were safe. Staff understood their responsibilities in relation to protecting people from the risk of harm. Staff had received regular training to make sure they stayed up to date with recognising and reporting safety concerns. The service had systems in place to notify the appropriate authorities where concerns were identified.

Where risks to people had been identified risk assessments were in place and action had been taken to manage the risks. A culture of positive risk taking was evident which promoted people’s independence. Staff were aware of people’s needs and followed guidance to keep them safe. People received their medicine as prescribed.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

Staff had a very good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and applied its principles in their work. The MCA protects the rights of people who may not be able to make particular decisions themselves. The manager was knowledgeable about the MCA and how to ensure the rights of people who lacked capacity were protected.

People told us they were confident they would be listened to and action would be taken if they raised a concern. We saw a complaints policy and procedure was in place. The service had systems to assess the quality of the service provided. Lear

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 15 September 2018

The service was safe.

Staff had a good understanding of safeguarding procedures.

Risks to people were assessed and risk management plans were in place to keep people safe.

There were enough staff to keep people safe.

Medicines were managed safely.

Effective

Good

Updated 15 September 2018

The service was effective.

Staff had the knowledge and skills to meet people�s needs.

The MCA principles were followed and people were cared for in the least restrictive way.

People were supported to access healthcare support when needed.

Caring

Outstanding

Updated 15 September 2018

The service was extremely caring

Staff were highly motivated kind and compassionate showing dedication to improve people�s lives.

Staff cared for people in a way that enriched their lives and improved their wellbeing.

Staff gave people the time to express their wishes and respected the decisions they made. People were involved in their care.

The service was very proactive in promoting people�s independence.

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 15 September 2018

The service was extremely responsive.

People were at the heart of how the service was run and staff were passionate about responding to people�s needs and putting them first.

Staff were proactive in identifying when people�s needs changed. The services systems and culture supported staff to respond quickly and effectively on a personal level.

Care plans were very personalised and gave clear guidance for staff on how to support people. Staff went the extra mile to provide personalised care.

People knew how to raise concerns and were confident action would be taken.

People were treated as individuals and their diverse needs respected.

Well-led

Good

Updated 15 September 2018

The service was well-led

People and staff told us the management team was open and approachable.

The leadership created a culture of openness that made people feel included and well supported.

The provider had systems in place to monitor the quality and safety of the service and drive improvement.