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Inspection carried out on 26 March 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service: The Care Company is a domiciliary care service and is registered to provide personal care to older people, people with physical, sensory and mental health needs and people with dementia in their own homes. At the time of the inspection, 11 people were using the service.

People’s experience of using this service:

People received a service which was personalised and met their needs. The care provided enabled them to remain as independent as possible and to live in their own homes.

People were cared for by a consistent team of staff who were skilled and competent in providing good quality care. Staff and the registered manager delivered personalised care based on people's likes, choices, wishes and preferences.

Support was planned and delivered in a structured way to ensure people's safety and wellbeing. Staff had access to up to date information about how to support people. Communication with health and social care professionals was effective in ensuring people received joined up care.

Systems were in place to audit the quality and delivery of care to people. The service was well led by an established registered manager who displayed strong values and led by example.

Why we inspected: This was a scheduled inspection based on the services previous rating.

Follow up: We will continue to monitor the service through the information we receive.

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

Inspection carried out on 19 May 2016

During a routine inspection

The inspection took place on 19 May 2016. The Care Company is a domiciliary care agency which offers personal care, companionship and domestic help to support people living in their own home. There are currently 15 people using the service.

The service has 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 safeguarded from the potential of harm and their freedoms protected. People were cared for safely by staff who had been recruited and employed after appropriate checks had been completed. Staff had up to date information about people’s needs which meant they were more effective in delivering appropriate care. Care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare. Staff supported people with their medication as required.

Staff had received regular training and had the skills, knowledge and experience required to support people with their care. The service worked well with other professionals to ensure that people's health needs were met. Where appropriate, support and guidance were sought from health care professionals, including GPs, district nurse and the mental health team. People were supported with their nutrition and hydration needs.

Staff knew the people they were supporting and provided a personalised service. Care plans were in place detailing how people wished to be supported and people were involved in making decisions about their care. Staff were attentive to people's needs and treated people with dignity and respect.

People were supported with activities which interested them. People knew how to make a complaint.

The manager had a number of ways of gathering people’s views including talking with people, staff, and relatives. They carried out a number of quality monitoring audits to help ensure the service was running effectively and to make improvements.