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Springfields Supported Services Good

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

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 31 January 2018

We carried out an announced inspection of Springfields Supported Services on 9 January 2018. This service provides care and support to people living in a supported living setting, so that they can live as independently as possible. People’s care and housing are provided under separate contractual agreements. CQC does not regulate premises used for supported living; this inspection looked at people’s personal care and support. This was the first inspection of the service since they registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Four people were living at the supported living site who needed support with personal care.

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 legal requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the associated regulations on how the service is managed.

Records had not been kept of the findings and the areas that had been covered during audits. This was important to make sure that any identified actions can be monitored to ensure this had been implemented and to keep people safe at all times.

Risks had been identified. Information and processes were in place on how to lessen risks to ensure people received safe care. Staff were aware of how to identify abuse and knew who to report abuse to, both within and outside the organisation. Medicines were managed safely and people had been receiving their prescribed medicines. Staff told us they had time to provide person centred care and had enough staff to support people. There were systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. Staff had been trained on infection control and knew how to ensure risks of infection were minimised when supporting people. Pre-employment checks had been carried out to make sure staff were suitable to care for people safely.

Staff had received training required to perform their roles effectively. People were cared for by staff who felt supported. Staff had received regular supervisions and told us that they were supported in their role. Staff knew the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). People’s care and support needs were assessed regularly for effective outcomes. The service worked with health professionals if there were concerns about people’s health.

People had a positive relationship with staff. People told us that staff were caring and their privacy and dignity were respected by staff. People were involved with making decisions about their care.

Care plans were person centred and detailed people’s preferences, interests, communication ability and support needs. People knew how to make complaints and staff were aware of how to manage complaints.

Staff told us the service was well-led. People and staff were positive about the registered manager. People’s feedback was sought through regular review meetings and surveys had been recently sent to relatives for feedback of the service.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 31 January 2018

The service was safe.

Risk assessments had been completed and information put in place to lessen identified risks to ensure people were safe at all times.

Staffing levels were appropriate.

Staff were aware of safeguarding procedures and knew how to identify and report abuse.

A full pre-employment check had been carried to ensure staff were of good character and suitable to work with people.

Medicines were managed safely.

There were systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection.

Effective

Good

Updated 31 January 2018

The service was effective.

People’s needs and choices were assessed to achieve effective outcomes.

Staff had the knowledge, training and skills to care for people effectively.

Staff felt supported in their role.

The registered manager and staff were aware of the principles of the MCA. Staff asked for people’s consent before carrying out tasks.

People had access to a range of healthcare services.

Caring

Good

Updated 31 January 2018

The service was caring.

People had a positive relationship with staff.

People’s privacy and dignity was respected.

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

Responsive

Good

Updated 31 January 2018

The service was responsive.

Care plans were person centred and included information on how to support people.

Staff had a good understanding of people’s needs and preferences.

Staff knew how to manage complaints and people were confident about raising concerns if required.

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 31 January 2018

The service was not always well-led.

Records were not kept of when audits were carried out to ensure there was a culture of continuous improvement.

Staff told us the service was well-led and were positive about the management.

Staff meetings were held regularly.