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YourLife (Shrewsbury)

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Stiperstones Court, 167-170 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6AW (01743) 366162

Provided and run by:
Yourlife Management Services Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 26 February 2020

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

Inspection team

This inspection was carried out by one inspector. An expert by experience made telephone calls to people and their relatives. An Expert by Experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Service and service type

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own homes.

The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.

Notice of inspection

We gave the service 48 hours’ notice of the inspection. This was because we needed to be sure that someone would be in the office to support the inspection. We also needed to obtain people’s consent to contact them.

Inspection activity started and ended on 3 February 2020.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service since the last inspection. The provider was not asked to complete a provider information return prior to this inspection. This is information we require providers to send us to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We took this into account when we inspected the service and made the judgements in this report.

During the inspection

We spoke with two people and a relative about their experience of the care provided. We spoke with three members of staff which included the registered manager and care support staff. We reviewed a range of records which included two people’s care records and medication records. We looked at two staff files in relation to recruitment and staff supervision. A variety of records relating to the management of the service were also reviewed.

Overall inspection


Updated 26 February 2020

About the service

YourLife (Shrewsbury) is a domiciliary care agency which provides assistance with personal care to people living in their own flats within an assisted living complex. At the time of this inspection six people were receiving support with personal care needs. Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People felt safe with the staff who supported them. Staff understood their responsibilities in relation to protecting people from the risk of harm. Where risks to people had been identified, assessments were in place to manage and mitigate these. People received their medicines when they needed them. People were supported by adequate numbers of staff who were safe and competent to work with them. People were protected from the risks associated with the control and spread of infection.

People were supported by staff who were well trained and competent in their role. People were assessed before they used the service to ensure their needs and preferences could be met. Staff understood the importance of ensuring people's rights were understood and respected. 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 supported this practice. People's health care and nutritional needs were monitored and understood by staff.

People told us staff were kind and compassionate. People were treated with respect and their right to privacy was understood and respected by staff. People were fully involved in decisions about the care they received.

People received a service which met their needs and preferences. People’s communication needs were assessed and understood by staff. People were provided with information in a format which met their needs. People felt confident that any concerns would be taken seriously, and action would be taken to address them.

The service was effectively managed by a team who were committed to providing a high standard of person-centred care. The provider promoted an open and honest ethos and learned from mistakes. People’s views about the service were valued and there were effective procedures in place to continually monitor and improve the quality of service people received.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

The service was rated good at our last inspection (report published August 2017).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.