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Anglia Home Care Limited Good

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

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 February 2018

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own houses and flats. At the time of this announced inspection of 13 December 2017 there were 287 people who used the personal care service. We gave the service notice of our inspection to make sure that someone was available.

The location of Anglia Home Care Limited was registered in June 2016 and this was their first inspection. The service operates under Manorcourt Homecare, this is the name that people who use the service know.

There was a registered manager in post. 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.

People’s care records provided guidance to support workers about how the risks in people’s daily living were minimised. There were infection control processes and procedures in place to reduce the risks of cross infection. There were systems in place designed to reduce the risks of people being abused, such as providing support workers with training and guidance in the service’s policies and procedures. Where incidents occurred these were learned from and used to drive improvement in the service.

Where people required assistance to take their medicines there were arrangements in place to provide this support safely.

There were systems in place to reduce the risks of people not receiving their planned care visits. There were robust recruitment systems in place. People were cared for and supported by support workers who were trained and supported to meet their needs.

The service was working within the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. People’s consent was sought before any care was provided.

Where required, people were provided with the support they needed to meet their dietary needs.

People were supported to access health care professionals, where required, to maintain good health. The service worked with other professionals involved in people’s care to provide an effective and consistent service.

People said that their care workers were respectful and caring. Care records guided support workers in how people’s privacy, dignity and independence was promoted and respected. People were involved in making decisions about their care and support. People’s views and preferences were valued and listened to about how their care was planned for and delivered.

People received care and support which was assessed, planned and delivered to meet their specific needs. There were systems in place to provide support to people who were at the end of their life in a dignified and caring manner.

There was a complaints procedure was in place. People’s concerns and complaints were listened to, addressed and used to improve the service.

There was an open and empowering culture in the service. People were asked for their views of the service and these were valued and acted on. There was a quality assurance system in place and shortfalls were addressed. As a result the quality of the service continued to improve.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 February 2018

The service was safe.

There were systems in place to reduce the risks to people and keep them safe from harm.

Systems were in place to ensure that there were enough staff to meet people�s needs. Robust recruitment processes were in place.

Where people needed support to take their medicines this was done safely.

There were infection control systems in place.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 February 2018

The service was effective.

People were cared for by care workers who were trained and supported to meet their needs.

The service worked within the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Where people required support with their dietary needs, this was provided. People had access to health professionals, where required.

The service worked with other professionals involved in people�s care to provide a consistent service.

Caring

Good

Updated 10 February 2018

The service was caring.

People were treated with respect and kindness.

People were involved in making decisions about their care and these were respected.

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 February 2018

The service was responsive.

People�s care was assessed, planned and delivered to meet their needs and preferences.

There was a complaints procedure in place and people�s comments and concerns were addressed.

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 February 2018

The service was well-led.

The service provided an open culture. People were asked for their views about the service.

There was a quality assurance system in place. As a result the quality of the service continued to improve.