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Dimensions Wakefield Domiciliary Care Office Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 26 January 2019

Dimensions is a domiciliary care agency which provides personal care to people in their own homes. At the time of our inspection there were 32 people using the service.

At our last inspection we rated the service good.

There was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

People told us they felt safe.

We saw evidence of a robust medicine management in place and staff were trained and competent in this area to ensure all policy and procedures were followed.

People and their relatives told us they were happy using the agency and felt the staff had the right training to be able to support them with their care needs.

Individual risks to people's safety were known by staff. Accident and incidents were reported and robust in looking at any lessons learnt.

Staff had regular opportunities to update their skills and professional development. Staff demonstrated an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005.

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.

Staff were motivated and worked well as a team, with effective support from one another and from the management team. Staff had supervisions and an annual appraisal as well as team meetings. We saw documentation to support this.

Care records contained clear information covering all aspects of people’s care and support and staff had a caring approach to working with the people who used the service.

There was a clear management structure so that all staff knew their roles and responsibilities. There was an open and transparent culture in which staff felt valued and able to approach the registered manager.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 26 January 2019

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 26 January 2019

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 26 January 2019

the service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 26 January 2019

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 26 January 2019

The service remains Good.