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Agape Care Solutions

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

369-371 Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0AS (01202) 744715

Provided and run by:
Agape Care Solutions Ltd

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Background to this inspection

Updated 18 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

The inspection team consisted of one ASC inspector.

Service and service type

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own homes.

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

We gave the service 48 hours' notice of the inspection. This was because we needed to be sure the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection.

Inspection activity started on 30 August 2019 and ended on 9 September 2019. We visited the office location on 30 August 2019.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service since the last inspection. We sought feedback from the local authority and professionals who work with the service. We used the information the provider

sent us in the provider information return. This is information providers are required to send us with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make. This information helps support our inspections. We used all this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with three people who used the service about their experience of the care provided. We spoke with two members of staff including the registered manager.

We reviewed a range of records. This included three people's care records and three staff files in relation to recruitment and staff supervision. We also viewed a variety of records relating to the management of the service, including quality monitoring and complaints and compliments.

After the inspection

We requested further information from the registered manager related to the service. This was provided.

Overall inspection


Updated 18 October 2019

Agape Care Solutions is a small domiciliary care agency that provides personal care and support to people in their own homes.

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

People felt safe. Staff training, and policies ensured people were safe. Staff knew how to recognise signs of abuse and who to report concerns to.

Care plans were detailed and explained how people liked personal care provided and what activities they enjoyed. Risk assessments were in place to ensure people's safety.

Medicines were managed and administered safely and recruitment practices continued to be followed.

There continued to be a range of checks in place to ensure people and staffs' safety. Staff were well supported through training and supervision.

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.

The registered manager was readily available to people, relatives and staff. They had an open and honest approach to complaints.

People told us staff were kind and caring and treated them with respect.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 2 March ’17).

The overall rating for the service has remained good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

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 inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.