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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 21 March 2020

About the service

Teapot Home Care is a domiciliary care agency providing personal care. At the time of the inspection they were supporting 21 people.

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 told us they felt safe and well cared for. Staff knew how to keep people safe from harm and when to raise any concerns they may have had. Sufficient numbers of appropriately recruited staff were available to meet people's needs. Risks to people's health and welfare were identified and actions taken. People received their prescribed medicines safely from staff who were appropriately trained. Staff followed the provider's infection control policy and used the appropriate protective equipment and clothing, when required.

Staff felt supported by management and received appropriate training to carry out their role. When people required support from the service an assessment was carried out, and care was provided in line with recognised good practise. People were supported to access health care services when required. Where people needed help with eating and drinking staff assisted them with this.

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.

People were cared for by a staff team who treated them with kindness and respect. People were involved in developing their care and their views and wishes were respected. People said staff respected their privacy, dignity and confidentiality. Staff demonstrated a passionate and enthusiastic approach to caring for people and had formed meaningful relationships which people valued.

People were given enough information to make their own decisions and were given choices and support to follow their routines. People and relatives felt able to raise concerns or complaints and were confident these would be responded to.

The service had an open, honest and positive culture with transparent management and leadership. Quality assurance systems were in place and were being developed further to help monitor the quality of the service and identify any areas which might require improvement. Staff told us they enjoyed working at the service and that they were well supported by the management team.

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 10 August 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 re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 21 March 2020

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 21 March 2020

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 21 March 2020

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 21 March 2020

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 21 March 2020

The service was well led.

Details are in our well led findings below.