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Archived: Scope Community Services Hertfordshire Good

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Inspection carried out on 25 July 2017

During a routine inspection

The inspection took place on 25 July 2017 and was announced. We gave the provider 48 hours’ notice of our inspection to make sure that the appropriate people were present.

Scope Community Services Hertfordshire is registered to provide personal care and support for people living in their own homes and supported living environments. At the time of this inspection six people received support with their personal care needs.

The service had a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 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.

This was the first inspection of this service since initial registration with CQC on 19 August 2016.

People’s relatives told us they were confident that the service was safe. Staff understood how to keep people safe and risks to people's safety and well-being were identified and managed. People’s needs were met by sufficient numbers of skilled and experienced staff. The provider operated robust recruitment processes which helped to ensure that staff employed to provide care and support for people were fit to do so. People's medicines were managed safely.

Staff received regular one to one supervision from a member of the management team which made them feel supported and valued. People received support they needed to eat and drink sufficient quantities and their health needs were well catered for with appropriate referrals made to external health professionals when needed.

People and their relatives complimented the staff team for being kind and caring. Staff were knowledgeable about individuals' care and support needs and preferences and people had been involved in the planning of their care where they were able.

The provider had arrangements to receive feedback from people who used the service, their relatives, external stakeholders and staff members about the services provided. People were confident to raise anything that concerned them with staff or management and were satisfied that they would be listened to.

There was an open and respectful culture and relatives and staff were comfortable to speak with the registered manager if they had a concern. The provider had arrangements to regularly monitor health and safety and the quality of the care and support provided for people who used the service.