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Carefound Home Care (Harrogate) Outstanding

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 8 November 2017

This inspection took place on 14 and 30 August 2017 and was announced.

At our last inspection in June 2015 the service was meeting the Regulations and was rated outstanding overall. At this inspection the service remained outstanding.

Carefound Home Care (Harrogate) is a domiciliary care service that provides support to people in their own homes. At the time of our inspection there were 40 people receiving a service. The service also provided 24 hour, live in, care to six people who lived in the local community. People who used the service were mainly older people, people living with dementia, Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions.

We observed very positive and compassionate relationships between people and care workers. People and their relatives were involved in the planning and reviewing of their care and were without exception, extremely complimentary about the care received. People told us they were treated with dignity and respect and as individuals by care workers who were kind and caring. The service promoted people’s independence and provided skilled and sensitive care, including end of life care.

The care people received was extremely person centred and was regularly reviewed. It took into account people’s life experiences and their physical and emotional needs. The provider and staff team understood the impact of social isolation and demonstrated how they reduced this by involving people in the local community.

People told us the service was well-led and all the care workers we spoke with were clear about the service’s vision which put people at the centre of their support. Staff were highly motivated and contributed to the development of the service. The registered manager showed us how they had achieved outstanding practice, development and continual improvements of the service.

The provider had investigated any complaints thoroughly and actioned any learning from feedback they received. Robust processes were in place to record and analyse incidents to reduce the likelihood of them reoccurring and ensured the staff continued to learn from them and maintain a high quality standard of care.

People received exceptionally effective care. The provider and their staff worked in partnership with other organisations to ensure people’s needs were met and followed current best practice to provide a high quality service.

People we spoke with told us they felt safe using the service. Care workers were knowledgeable of the types and signs of abuse and felt confident reporting any concerns to the management team to ensure people were protected. Risk assessments were in place to reduce the risk of harm.

There were robust and safe recruitment processes to prevent unsuitable staff working with vulnerable people. Care workers received regular supervision and received training to enable them to fulfil their role. People received support from a consistent team of staff and there were sufficient staff to meet people's needs.

Medicines were managed safely and care workers had received training based on current best practice guidelines.

People told us care workers were well trained and went the extra mile to meet their needs. We saw the service had a comprehensive induction programme.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice.

People were supported to eat and drink to promote their wellbeing and care workers supported their healthcare needs where needed. Health professionals were contacted appropriately and promptly to ensure any changes to people’s needs were addressed.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 8 November 2017

The service remains good.

Effective

Outstanding

Updated 8 November 2017

The service remains outstanding.

Caring

Outstanding

Updated 8 November 2017

The service remains outstanding.

Responsive

Good

Updated 8 November 2017

The service remains good.

Well-led

Outstanding

Updated 8 November 2017

The service remains outstanding.