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Radis Community Care (Beacon Park Village) Good

The provider of this service changed - see old profile


Inspection carried out on 19 March 2018

During a routine inspection

The inspection took place on 19 and 21 March 2018 and was announced. This service provides care and support to people living in specialist ‘extra care’ housing. Extra care housing is purpose-built or adapted single household accommodation in a shared site or building. The accommodation is bought or rented, and is the occupant’s own home. People’s care and housing are provided under separate contractual agreements. CQC does not regulate premises used for extra care housing; this inspection looked at people’s personal care service.

Rapid response community care is registered to provide personal care support to older people who live in their own apartments within the housing complex. There are 135 apartments and at the time of our inspection, 26 people received personal care support visits. This is the first inspection since the provider changed in 2017.

There were some systems in place to monitor the service however the information that was highlighted through the audit process was not always used to drive improvements through the service.

People were supported in a safe way. Individual risks to people were considered and staff had the information available to keep people safe. Staff understood safeguarding procedures and when to report concerns. Staff working within the home had checks to ensure their suitability. When people needed support with the management of medicines this was provided for them. The provider had systems in place to ensure lessons were learnt when things went wrong. There were enough staff available to offer support to people. There were infection control procedures in place and these were followed by staff.

People enjoyed the food and were offered a choice and people’s individual needs and preferences were considered in this and other areas. When needed, people had information available to them in different formats to help them understand the choices they were making. We found people were happy with the staff and the care they received. People’s cultural needs had also been considered by the provider. People were encouraged to remain independent and make choices for themselves, including the activities they participated in. People’s privacy and dignity was also considered. When people needed support from health professionals this was provided for them and the registered manager worked in partnership with these agencies.

The provider had responded to complaints in line with their procedures. Staff felt supported be the management team and were happy to raise concerns. There was a registered manager in post and they understood their responsibility around registration with us. People are supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff support them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice.