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Archived: Care Connections Ltd Good

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


Inspection carried out on 5 January 2017

During a routine inspection

Care Connections Ltd provides care to people in their own homes in Gloucester and the surrounding areas. The service is provided to people who have a range of needs including a learning disability, mental health needs, physical disability and age related frailty. At the time of our inspection, 14 people were receiving a service from Care Connections Ltd.

This inspection took place on 5 January 2017. The service was last inspected in November 2013 and there were no breaches of regulation at that time.

There was a registered manager at the service. 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 received a service that was safe. People were safe from harm because staff were aware of their responsibilities and, knew how to report any concerns. There were enough skilled and experienced staff to safely provide care. Recruitment checks were carried out before staff worked with people to ensure they received care from suitable staff. Risks to people were assessed and action taken to manage these. Where people needed help with medicines, they were protected from risks because medicines were safely managed.

The service provided was effective. Staff received the training, supervision and support required to effectively meet people’s needs. The registered manager and staff understood the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and, worked to ensure people’s rights were respected. Where people required, staff supported them to eat and drink. Staff ensured people received assistance from other health and social care professionals when required.

People received a service that was caring. People received care and support from caring and compassionate staff who knew them well. Staff provided the care and support people needed and treated them with dignity and respect. People and, where appropriate, their families were actively involved in making decisions about their care and support.

The service was responsive to people’s needs. People received person centred care and support. The service listened to the views of people using the service and others and made changes as a result. People were supported to participate in a range of activities based upon their assessed needs and wishes.

The service was well-led. The registered manager and senior staff provided effective leadership and management. They had clear visions and values for the service and, had communicated these effectively to people, their relatives, staff and other health and social care professionals. Staff, people and their relatives spoke positively about the registered manager. Quality assurance checks and audits were occurring regularly and identified actions required to improve the service.