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.
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.