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Bestvalue Home Care Services UK Limited Requires improvement

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 22 July 2021

About the service:

Bestvalue Home Care Services UK Limited is registered to provide personal care to people in their own homes in the community. 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. At the time of our inspection, approximately 51 people were receiving personal care from the service.

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

During this inspection, we found the service failed to make sufficient improvements to address the concerns identified at the last inspection and comply with our regulations. Risks to people’s health and safety were not effectively assessed. There was unclear information in relation to the support people required with their medicines. Assessments completed were not detailed enough to fully highlight people’s care needs. People’s care records were not person centred and did not reflect the appropriate support in accordance to people’s needs. The current systems in place were not effective enough to assess and monitor and the quality and safety of the services being provided to people.

The majority of people spoke positively about the service. They said they felt safe and their needs were being met. There were appropriate numbers of staff deployed to meet people's needs. Staff followed appropriate infection control practices. The provider had systems in place to record and respond to accidents and incidents. Any lessons learnt were used as opportunities to improve the quality of service.

Staff had the knowledge and experience to support people's needs. They were supported through induction, training and supervision to ensure they performed their roles effectively. People were supported with their meals and had access to healthcare services when needed. 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.

There were procedures in place to investigate and respond to concerns received.

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

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 15 January 2020) and there were multiple breaches of regulation.

The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve safe care and treatment, person centred care and good governance.

At this inspection enough improvement had not been made and the provider was still in breach of regulations.

Why we inspected

We undertook this focused inspection to check they had followed their action plan and to confirm they now met legal requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to the Key Questions Safe, Effective Responsive and Well-led which contain those requirements.

The ratings from the previous comprehensive inspection for those key questions not looked at on this occasion were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection. The overall rating for the service remains requires improvement. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Fairmount on our website at

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


Requires improvement

Updated 22 July 2021

The service was not always safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.


Requires improvement

Updated 22 July 2021

The service was not always effective.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 22 July 2021


Requires improvement

Updated 22 July 2021

The service was not always responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below


Requires improvement

Updated 22 July 2021

The service was not always well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.