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Sandwell Asian Family Support Good

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

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 3 January 2020

About the service Support

Sandwell Asian Family Support is a domiciliary care service which is registered to provide personal care to people living in their own homes within the community. At the time of our inspection 14 families received care and support from the service. The age ranges of people being supported were children to young adults.

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

People told us they felt safe. Staff informed us of the signs of abuse and the reporting processes they should follow if they had concerns. People's risks were assessed, and staff had a good understanding of how to minimise them. The provider’s on-going recruitment process ensured there were suitable staff to support people safely. Where required people received their medication as prescribed. Staff followed infection control guidance and had access to personal protective equipment.

People were supported by staff who had the skills and knowledge to meet their needs. People were supported to have choice and control of their lives. Staff supported people in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests. People were given choices and their consent was gained before providing support. Staff knew of people’s dietary needs. People had access to healthcare professionals when required.

People were supported by kind and caring staff who knew them well. People's privacy and dignity was maintained. Staff knew it was important to encourage people to maintain their independence.

Assessment and reviews of people’s care and support needs were undertaken regularly or more frequently when it was required. People and /or their relatives were included in these processes to ensure all needs were determined and addressed. People and their relatives knew how to raise concerns and would feel comfortable to do so.

People, relatives and staff spoke positively of the service and the registered manager. Quality assurance systems including spot checks had been used to identify what aspects of the service worked well and where improvements may be needed. Provider feedback surveys had been used to gather information about the views of people and relatives about the service provision.

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

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 10 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.

Inspection areas



Updated 3 January 2020

The service was safe.

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Updated 3 January 2020

The service was effective.

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Updated 3 January 2020

The service was caring.

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Updated 3 January 2020

The service was responsive

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Updated 3 January 2020

The service was well led

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