You are here

Respectful Care Nottingham South Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 20 January 2018

The inspection took place on 7 November 2017 and was announced. This was the first inspection of the service since it registered in September 2016.

Respectful Care Nottingham South provides care and support to people who live in their own homes. At the time of our inspection 35 people used the service.

The service had a registered manager. 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.

The provider had policies and procedures for keeping people safe. Staff received safeguarding training they put into practice and staff were periodically observed to monitor their practice. The provider had a recruitment procedure that ensured as far as possible that only staff suited to support people who used the service was employed.

People’s care plans included risk assessments of activities associated with their personal care routines. The risk assessments provided information for care workers about how to support people safely without restricting people’s independence.

Enough suitably skilled and knowledgeable staff were deployed to meet the needs of the people who used the service. People told us that care workers were punctual and came at times they expected.

People were supported to take their medicines at the right times.

People were cared for and supported by care workers who had the appropriate training and support to understand their needs. People we spoke with consistently spoke about staff in complimentary and positive terms.

Staff were supported through supervision, appraisal and training. They received training to help them understand about medical conditions people lived with. Staff told us they valued the support that they received because it helped them carry out their roles.

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

Care workers either prepared meals for people or prompted people to make their meals.

Care workers supported people to attend healthcare appointments and to access health services when they needed them.

Care workers were caring and knowledgeable about people’s needs. People were consistently supported by the same care workers. Care workers were `matched’ with people who used the service which supported them to build caring relationships.

People who used the service were involved in decisions about their care and support. They received the information they needed about the service and about their care and support. People told us they were always treated with dignity and respect.

People contributed to the assessment of their needs and to reviews of their care plans. People’s care plans were centred on their individual needs.

People knew how to raise concerns if they felt they had to.

The provider had policies and procedures for monitoring the quality of the service. These were being further developed in expectation of the service providing care and support to more people.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 20 January 2018

The service was safe.

Staff were recruited safely and enough suitably skilled and experienced staff were available to meet people�s needs.

The provider had procedures for keeping people safe which were understood and practised by staff.

People were supported to take their medicines at the right times by staff who were trained in safe management of medicines.

Effective

Good

Updated 20 January 2018

The service was effective.

People told us they were supported by staff that had the right skills and knowledge to meet their needs.

Staff were supported through supervision, appraisal and training that enabled them to understand and provide for people�s needs.

Staff understood and practised their responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

When people required it, they were supported with their meals. Staff supported people to access health services.

Caring

Good

Updated 20 January 2018

The service was caring.

Staff treated people with dignity and respect.

Staff developed caring relationships with people they supported. They were able to do this because they consistently supported the same people.

People were involved in decisions about their care and support and they understood the information they received about their care and support.

Responsive

Good

Updated 20 January 2018

The service was responsive.

People contributed to the assessments of their needs.

People experienced care and support in line with their preferences.

People had access to a complaints procedure.

Well-led

Good

Updated 20 January 2018

The service was well led.

The provider and staff shared the same vision of providing the best possible care to people using the service.

The provider had arrangements for monitoring the quality of the service. These were being further developed in the expectation of the service growing.

People using the service and staff had opportunities to be involved in developing the service. The provider had a clear vision about improvements they wanted to introduce.